Bluffton Self Help offers free, monthly Financial Literacy Workshops covering the topics of debt, credit, and savings. Guided by South Atlantic Bank’s experts, who are well-versed in the unique challenges faced by our community, the workshops break down financial concepts into approachable, relatable insights. The curriculum boasts an array of essential topics, encompassing budgeting, effective savings techniques, debt management, building credit, and preparing for future financial goals. Each session is crafted with the intention of providing actionable lessons that participants can implement immediately to enhance their financial well-being.
“South Atlantic Bank strongly believes that financial literacy can make a significant difference in people’s lives. We are proud to partner with Bluffton Self Help to facilitate these financial workshops that provide essential knowledge and skills that empower people to take control of their finances and build a brighter future for themselves and their families. As a local bank, by participating in these programs, we show our support for the success of our entire community”, said Jamie Mitchell, Assistant Vice President, Retail Business Development Officer.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 57 seats have been filled with neighbors looking to gain financial literacy. Four of these neighbors have attended all three sessions, and a one-on-one with a financial mentoring session, graduating from the program. These neighbors are now equipped with the tools and strategies they need to navigate through challenging financial situations. By equipping individuals with these skills, the workshops contribute to reducing the burden of debt and creating a more stable financial future.
The ripple effects extend beyond individuals to families and communities. Participants have shared their journeys from financial uncertainty to confidence and the impact of these workshops. One attendee mentioned, “I used to feel overwhelmed by managing my finances, but after attending the workshop, I now have the tools to make informed decisions about my money.” Another neighbor expressed, “The instructors make complex financial concepts easy to understand. These workshops have truly been a game-changer for me and my family.”
Bluffton Self Help and South Atlantic Bank’s collaboration in offering these workshops is creating lasting change within our community. By empowering individuals with financial literacy, we are collectively building a stronger, more resilient foundation for economic growth and individual prosperity. Together, we are paving the path to success through education.