It’s Never Too Late To Become Financially Savvydfrisby@bellco.org
By Doug Frisby, Senior Copywriter, Bellco
As Benjamin Franklin once noted, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” We couldn’t agree more. Since 1936, Bellco has been helping educate Colorado communities with personalized, professional advice on everything from buying a house or car to saving for retirement.
No matter what stage of life you’re in right now—college bound, newly married, first-time parent, or soon-to-be retired—it’s never too late to become financially savvy. As we have learned, people from all ages, occupations, and tax brackets are susceptible to a challenging economic environment. As a Bellco partner, Balance® provides free financial counseling to help consumers with their credit scores, debt management, identity theft solutions, and a host of other financial services—including Balance Track, an online personal finance education program that offers interactive modules with quizzes that guide you through the core aspects of personal financial management.
Trusted financial advice isn’t even just for adults anymore. In fact, learning how to become financially fit is best done before making any financial decisions. That’s why the Foolproof program at Bellco.org empowers both parents and children with unbiased financial information. This online education program has a wide range of tools you can use with your kids—starting with high school and all the way through college. And if hands-on learning is your preference, Bellco offers Youth accounts that will not only give children a real-life example of balancing a budget, but can help them become financially responsible.
For those of you visual learners out there, we’ve got you covered too. Check out the Bellco YouTube Channel to watch our latest videos for smart tips on improving your budgeting and planning skills.
For more information on these programs and additional educational support services, visit Bellco.org and click on Educate Yourself to start your own personal path to financial fitness.