CVOEO offers free financial literacy classes, coaching to build financial literacy in the community

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Help is available for people struggling to make sense of their finances or get out of debt.

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) helps residents of Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle and Addison counties achieve financial literacy with free personal finance classes and one-on-one money coaching.

Program director Rachel Goldstein said CVOEO has two financial coaches and a handful of volunteers who provide participants with budget workbooks and other tools they can use in their daily lives.

“We keep our classes small to address questions about credit and debt because there isn’t one answer for everyone, but we encourage people to be open to building their credit because it opens many doors,” she said.