NeighborWorks en Financial Literacy and Overcoming Generational Poverty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Money, everybody wants it, everybody needs it, yet we struggle to understand it and to talk about it. Especially those of us who have never had much money to speak of. At this point in financial literacy month we want to take a look at money management from the perspective of generational poverty. What circumstances and financial habits perpetuate poverty and how can families prevail?&nbsp;<b>Tammy Thompson</b>&nbsp;is a Community Liaison&nbsp;and Certified Housing Counselor for&nbsp;<a href="" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">NeighborWorks&nbsp;Western PA</a>, she works with adults, kids and families on financial planning at all socioeconomic levels.</p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:18:52 +0000 Heather McClain 7816 at Financial Literacy and Overcoming Generational Poverty Financial Literacy Month: Why Are You Scared to Budget? <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 2012, 56% of Americans admitted that they do not keep a budget, including more than 1 in 5 who say they don’t have a good idea of how much they spend on housing, food, and entertainment. So what keeps you from budgeting and saving better? What difficulties do you have with financial planning?</p><p>Financial Literacy Month starts Monday and each week through the month of April we’ll be tapping into your financial concerns.<strong> Debbie Tawney Newsom </strong>is the Operations Field Coordinator for <a href="">NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania</a>. She teaches community financial education classes and joins us to address your questions about budgeting and saving. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:05:23 +0000 Heather McClain 7023 at Financial Literacy Month: Why Are You Scared to Budget?