DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — When it comes to money, learning how to manage it is as important as earning it.
Because of this, the Dothan Salvation Army is holding a free budgeting class at 11 a.m. Wednesday. This is the second in a series of nine classes that will be held this year for local residents.
While the classes are open for anyone to register, they are also part of the Salvation Army’s requirement for people who come in six times in a two-year period for financial assistance.
“That’s for food assistance, utilities assistance, anything we assist with,” receptionist Brenda Sanders told WDHN at their last meeting. “We are trying to get them back on their feet where they know where that money goes so they can get better and build themselves up along with their children.”
Sanders said that the budget classes can help get low-income individuals off welfare, giving them the tools to help themselves like spending plans and what digital tools there are out there to help plan your household budget.
One of these is Mint.com, which helps you set up your budget for free.
If you’re interested in participating in the Salvation Army’s budgeting class, you can call 334-792-1911 to register. The Salvation Army’s Dothan location is at 1001 S. Bell St.