Monthly Archives November 2012

Recent Studies Point to Need For Lifelong Financial Education

Winston-Salem Journal Recent studies point to need for lifelong financial education Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:00 am Recent studies point to need for lifelong financial education Peter LaRoche/Guest ColumnistWinston-Salem Journal I am sure many Journal readers were shocked to read that the city’s poverty rate reached 24 percent in 2011, and that the median household income dipped from $40,000 in 2010 to $37,501 last year, putting us at the bottom of the state’s five largest cities. (“City’s poverty rate rises to 24%,” Sept. 20) The numbers for Forsyth County as a whole were somewhat better, but median income was
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New Name, Same Independent, Mission-Driven Agency

This fall, Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Forsyth County began life anew as Financial Pathways of the Piedmont. On Tuesday, November 13 the organization’s new sign was unveiled at its Winston-Salem headquarters. Earlier in September at a gala luncheon, 170 distinguished friends and supporters came together to celebrate the milestone. Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines spoke, thanking the staff for their service to the community and proclaiming it “CCCS Day.” When Financial Pathways was founded, it focused primarily on helping people resolve debt and credit issues. Today it provides a wide array of programs to serve both the economic challenges
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