Improve Norwich Now Partners With Community To Provide Financial Education

By: Zachary Meseck

NORWICH – Improve Norwich Now has partnered with other organizations in the community to offer nine classes on financial literacy with the only cost for attendees being approximately $100 for course materials.

The course named, Financial Peace University (FPU), will span over nine weeks, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, at the Norwich YMCA. The course will then continue each Thursday until the nine weeks are over.

According to Improve Norwich Now Co-Founder Jen Westervelt, this opportunity to become financially literate and make a plan to get out of debt was made available thanks to Canasawacta Valley Free Methodist Church and the Norwich YMCA. Westervelt said FPU is a course designed by renowned financial expert Dave Ramsey to allow people to get out of debt and save money.

"I’m so excited about the partnerships that we’re forming with some many great organizations and entities in our area," she said. "Everybody can benefit from courses like this, and anybody can take it because its free."

She said the only cost associated with the courses is an approximately $100 materials fee which covers required reading materials and can be paid online at

She added one of the concepts taught at the university focuses on not spending more than you make, but many people don't know how much they're really spending.



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