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Consumer finance education programs available

By Beacon Journal staff

April is called Financial Wellness Month by the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, which is sponsoring free classes, workshops and clinics to provide advice and education.

Subjects covered will include consumer debt, family budgeting, credit scores, debt-collection rights, college planning, identity protection, financial fraud, document shredding and home foreclosure. Here is a list:

Monday — How Money Works, with Primerica Financial Services, 7 p.m., 169 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. Phone: 330-644-9910.

Tuesday — Money Management for Teens, with Youth Employment for Success, 5 p.m., 140 E. Market St., Akron. Phone: 330-643-7886.

East Akron Counsel & Advice Clinic with Community Legal Aid Services, 5 p.m., East Akron YMCA, 110 Goodyear Blvd., Akron. Phone: 330-983-2695.

Thursday — Making Smart Financial Decisions, 4 p.m., Veterans Service Commission, 1060 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Phone: 330-643-2879.

Financial Fitness, 6 p.m., East Akron Neighborhood Development Center, 1046 S. Arlington St., Akron. Phone: 330-724-0244.

April 16 — Barberton Consumer Debt Class, 5:30 p.m., Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Phone: 330-983-2646.

Marriage and Money, with Primerica Financial Services, 7 p.m., 169 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. Phone: 330-644-9910.

April 18 — Stow Consumer Debt Class, 4 p.m., Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls. Phone: 330-983-2646.

April 19 — Financial Fitness, 6 p.m., 1046 S. Arlington St. Phone: 330-724-0244.

April 20 — Akron Consumer Debt Class, 2:30 p.m., Akron Municipal Court, 217 S. High St., Room 814. Phone: 330-983-2646.

April 21 — BBB Secure Your ID Day, with the Better Business Bureau and Neoshred, 9 a.m., Neoshred, 895 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron. Phone: 330-253-8260. Limit 10 boxes/bags per person.

April 23 — Credit Happens, with Greenleaf Family Center, 2 p.m., 580 Grant St., Akron. Registration required at 330-376-9494, ext. 214.

How to Control And Eliminate Debt, with Primerica Financial Services, 7 p.m., 169 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. Phone: 330-644-9910.

April 26 — Foreclosure Assistance Clinic., 10 a.m., Veterans Service Commission, 1060 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Phone: 330-643-2879.

OPEN M Counsel & Advice Clinic, 5 p.m., OPEN M, 941 Princeton St., Akron. Phone: 330-983-2695.

Financial Fitness, 6 p.m., 1046 S. Arlington St., Akron. Phone: 330-724-0244.

April 30 — Invest in Your Child’s Future, with Primerica Financial Services, 7 p.m., 169 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. Phone: 330-644-9910.

The Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs’ website is www.co.summit.oh.us/conaffairs.htm.