When SERA, Inc. began holding its Community Development Summits in January through April of 2010, much of what we heard were pleas from local southeast Raleigh residents (primarily women) informing us that they wanted to learn how to save and spend their income responsibly. As a result, our “Women and Money” Series was born.
During the sessions, women are asked to share their financial interests or money concerns. The structure of the sessions is one where women share their thoughts and trepidations, and the highly skilled facilitators provide direction and guidance on money management, savings, insurance, tax preparation, investments, mortgage and credit management, and wealth building from the ground up. SERA, Inc. is using Financial Executives from a variety of firms and banks who are trained and licensed in financial management. They are experts in the field of building wealth and creative strategies around financial management.
Monthly Sessions Teach Goal Setting
Approximately 20 women attend each month and through these sessions are able to learn how to maximize the income they currently have and learn how to build wealth within the scope of their current financial situation. We believe part of enhancing the quality of life for SER residents is helping those residents to understand the power of the “purse” and how each cent earned and each cent spent can impact an individual and family for years to come. We now have a waiting list for SER women who are eager and waiting to participate in these sessions on an ongoing basis.