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GODFREY – Madison County Housing Authority and Chestnut Health Systems have joined forces with Lewis and Clark Community College’s Career and Veteran Services Department to spread financial education to students, tenants and the community.

lewisandclarklogo“Madison County Housing Authority is excited to be involved in providing financial education to our tenants, LCCC students and to anyone in the community who is interested,” said MCHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator Monica Allen. “Having and using financial knowledge is the starting point to making better financial and life choices. We want to provide all who are interested with information that will enable them to keep moving forward.”

Representatives from the Credit Counseling program of Chestnut Health Systems will be presenting money management information to attendees on a variety of topics including balancing a checkbook or an online checking account, credit versus debit, credit scores, credit repair, budgeting, saving, etc.

“Managing your bank accounts and managing and monitoring your credit reports and credit score are key building blocks in your overall financial health,” said David Hill, Credit Counseling Coordinator at Chestnut Credit Counseling Services.

The program will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room (Reid Café) on LCCC’s Godfrey Campus.

The educational opportunity is being offered at no charge. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the session and will be given contact information in case they have questions later.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Interested persons can contact Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure a spot but anyone showing up will be accommodated as long as there is space available.

For more information call Allen at (618) 345-5142 ext. 1114 or Lane at (618) 468-5500.