WOODS CROSS — You don’t have to keep living paycheck to paycheck.
The Money Mastery Financial Course is being offered at Woods Cross High and Clearfield High. Though the first class in each course has already been held, residents can still take part in classes about getting rid of debt, organizing your finances, and the seven most dangerous words when it comes to taxes.
“We’re teaching people financial literacy and helping them make comprehensive financial plans,” said Alan Williams, co-founder and CEO of Money Mastery. “We want to empower people to make better financial decisions than they were before.”
The course covers a variety of financial areas, including reducing your mortgage, avoiding probate, and protecting your assets. For seniors, the course also includes topics such as the best way to use Social Security income and reducing taxes when on retirement income.
“We can help people who have a 30-year mortgage pay it off in eight to 10 years,” Williams said.
Before becoming a financial coach, Williams worked with several American and Canadian companies as well as serving as a credit union director for six years.
His co-founder, Money Mastery Managing Director Peter Jeppson, is a licensed mortgage lender and insurance broker who has served as president of the Salt Lake Underwriters Association. The two men wrote “Money: What Financial ‘Experts’ Will Never Tell You.”
“We want to show people a principle-based approach to having more money,” said Williams. “We’ve been coaching people for 20 years. There are things everyone can do.”
In addition to saving money, education can help people avoid getting caught up in the sort of financial situations that caused the housing collapse a few years ago.
For more information check out the Sept.27 edition of Davis Clipper.