Upcoming Money Smarts class:
Money Smarts will be held at Kapolei Hale on
Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Both days are required for
completion. Kapolei Hale is the satellite city hall/DMV at
1000 Uluohia Street
To register, call 683-2303 and leave a message including who will
or email email@example.com
Like looks to strengthen individual's and families’ economic
situations. Services provided are to enhance skills to make
financial and survival decisions towards self-sufficiency.
Services provided are Financial Literacy and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Money SMARTS is the financial literacy curriculum. Money SMARTS
begins with setting goals with SMARTS, both short-term and long-term
goals. The course moves on to banking tools that can help with our
financing. Strategies for budgeting and savings are discussed and we
develop an actual family budget. Together, we look at credit, credit
cards, consumer rights, how to read a credit report and fixing our
credit. The course concludes with Investing for the Future with savings
plans for education, starting a business, homeownership and retirement
plans. The course is designed for individuals or families with up to
moderate income and gives a good overview of personal and family
financial management strategies.
The Money SMARTS course is free!
The course is eight hours long and is delivered in a light and engaging
manner. The binder and handouts become a toolkit personalized for your
family. The course is presented by ALU LIKE, Inc., and sponsored by the
State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services.
For more information, and to reserve a space at an upcoming class, contact Greg Field at 683-2303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Individual taxpayers and families may need assistance from time to time
with filing federal and state income tax returns, and to be certain
that they are receiving all of the appropriate credits and deductions
available to them.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Program offers free tax help for low-to moderate-income people who
cannot prepare their own federal or state tax returns. IRS trained and
certified individuals help prepare basic income tax returns to
are informed about special tax credits for which they may qualify such
as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.