“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin

Upcoming Training and Events





CreditJuly 14thOnline (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CST)
Loans and DebtJuly 21stOnline (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CST)
Budgeting – Part 2 (Spanish Speaking)July 25thOnline (10:00 – 11:00 am CST)
Budgeting – Part 2July 28thOnline (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CST)
Budgeting – Part 1October 13thLewisville Library (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST)Coming soon
Budgeting – Part 2October 20thLewisville Library (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST)Coming soon
CreditOctober 27thLewisville Library (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST)Coming soon

*Please note that future dates may change.

Resources and Training Information

Cups, Jars, Vessels (CJV) volunteers are committed to helping you improve your financial outlook. You will walk away with access to training material – for FREE. As you learn information in our sessions, we will also provide you with access to e-learning curriculum which will allow you to move at your own pace. You will also have an advantage to reviewing lessons before the next training session.


What You Will Learn:

CJV Talks Money
You will identify and recognize factors in your life that have impact on your motivation around finances and your desire to pick up financial knowledge.

  • Where did you learn about money?
  • Money and Emotions
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Changing your Financial Behavior

Spending and Budgeting (Click here for budgeting template)
You will develop an understanding about wants vs. needs; how to live within your means; identifying spending leaks; and learn the budgeting process.

  • Spending
  • Can I afford that?
  •  Learning to Budget

Credit, Loans & Debt
You will learn about finance charges; different forms of debt that can offer benefits and/or consequences; and how to pay off debt.

  • Good vs. Bad Debt
  • How to pay off debt?
  • Consequences of default on Student Loans

Account and Risk Management
You will learn how to identify risk; purchasing insurance; and banking basics.

  • Insurance – which policy do I need?
  • Taxes
  • Debit and Credit Cards

Retirement and Investing

  • Retirement Goals
  • Investment Options