Young Adults

Building Finances (about ages 15 - 25)

  • Apprisen

    For more than 55 years, Apprisen has been helping people get and stay on track with their money.  Our objective has been to develop solutions for all stages of an individual’s financial life. As a result of our experience, we have identified the elements of effective money management. That is what has driven the development of many of the materials we use in our sessions and the topics we teach in our communities.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Lisa Bahadar
    Email: lisa.bahadar@apprisen.com
    Phone: 503 200 6500 or toll free at 800 355 2227
  • CASA of Oregon

    CASA of Oregon manages the countries largest IDA program, which provides financial support for financial literacy classes throughout Oregon.  Please contact our partners for information about free classes aimed at delivering to you the information you want about personal finance.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Eric Puro
    Email: ericp@casaoforegon.org
    Phone: 503 537 0319
  • Debt.org

    We are America’s Debt Help Organization, serving the public with thorough and accessible information on financial well-being. We strive to help people in all stages of life, from college, through buying or selling a home, and into retirement.
    Cost: Free Information & Resources (There is a cost for services)
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Mike Postorino
    Financial Advocate Manager
    Email: mpostorino@debt.org
    Phone: 407-205-9607
  • Department of Consumer & Business Services

    DCBS is Oregon’s largest regulatory agency. The department administers state laws and rules and protects consumers and workers in the areas of workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, financial services, insurance, and building codes.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Diane Childs
    Email: diane.m.childs@state.or.us
    Phone: 503 947 7423
  • Easter Seals Oregon

    Money Coach is a free service of the Oregon Money Management Program, developed and coordinated by Easter Seals Oregon. Personalized and confidential assistance is offered to low-moderate income individuals who desire to learn to improve their financial situation. Coaching is provided by community volunteers who help participants gain skills and knowledge around basic household finances such as budgeting, banking, saving, and credit.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: Portland , Eugene/Springfield, St. Helens/Scappoose, and Bend

    Contact

    Carol Cookson
    Email: mmp@or.easterseals.com
    Phone: 800-556-6020
  • EverFi

    EverFi is the leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy and Substance Abuse. The company is already powering a national movement in 50 states that enables students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, high-definition video, diagrams and avatars. EverFi’s current products include The EverFi Financial Literacy Platform™, Buttonwood™ for Student Loan Management, AlcoholEdu®, and the Ignition™ Digital Literacy Platform.
    Cost: Not Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Ray Martinez
    Email: ray@everfi.com
    Phone: 202 550 5945
  • Financial Beginnings

    Financial Beginnings is an Oregon-based nonprofit that provides free personal finance classes for Oregon youth and young adults in a program called Financial Foundations.  We partner with Oregon high schools and community groups to educate schoolchildren and young adults to understand finance and value its importance.  Financial Foundations is a full service program that provides engaging lectures, hands-on activities, and relevant and age-appropriate curriculum to accomplish this goal.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Melody Thompson
    Executive Director
    Email: melody@financialbeginnings.org
    Phone: 800 406 1876
  • First Tech Federal Credit Union

    Presentations, workshops, webinars, counseling, articles and branch tours for educational purposes.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: Washington, Multnomah, Polk, Marion, and Lane county

    Contact

    Ryan McKernan
    Email: ryan.mckernan@firsttechfed.com
    Phone: 503 350 3359
  • Innovative Change$

    We provide individual coaching and workshops that can be taken individually but which also build on one-another in a series. We also conduct trainings to lead our workshops by proxy at organizations with whom we have formal partnership agreements.
    Cost: Not Free
    Counties Served: Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark county

    Contact

    Carmina Lass
    Email: carmina@innovativechanges.org
    Phone: 503 943 5645
  • LEO

    A nonprofit organization founded in 2000, LEO offers services to 53 public libraries in 16 Eastern Oregon counties — an area larger than several New England states combined. LEO helps remote, rural libraries maintain traditional services and values that are reflective of the communities they serve, while at the same time convening connection with distant partners that help strengthen the library as the heart of the community.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: Baker, Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler counties

    Contact

    Lyn Craig
    Email: leolibraries@gmail.com
    Phone: 541 763 2355
  • MaPS Credit Union

    Financial eduction/literacy presentations to all age groups.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Cori Frauendiener
    Email: cfrauendiener@mapscu.com
    Phone: 503 375 2433
  • Oregon Bankers Association

    Explore this site to find the tools to manage all aspects of your financial life – from creating a budget to managing your credit and protecting your identity.  Whether you’re a teacher needing materials for your classroom, or a banker seeking to interact with the community, you’ll find just what you need right here at the Oregon Bankers Association.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Andee Rose
    Email: arose@oregonbankers.com
    Phone: 503 581 3522
  • Oregon Society of CPAs

    The OSCPA is the Oregon arm for “360 Degrees of Financial Literacy,” a national campaign by CPAs to help Americans make better financial choices. Since October 2006, the OSCPA, in conjunction with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ad Council, has participated in the Feed the Pig™ campaign to promote Financial Literacy to Americans.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Joel Weiler
    Email: jweiler@orcpa.org
    Phone: 503 597 5478
  • Oregon’s Insurance Division

    Insurance literacy is financial literacy. There is perhaps no other consumer product that we spend so much money on, yet spend so little time thinking about than insurance. Because of that, we see examples every day of people getting into financial trouble because they didn’t know what they were buying. To help us become informed shoppers of insurance, the Oregon Insurance Commissioner’s Office has created online tools for students, teachers, and parents to assist in understanding insurance. In addition to a wide variety of Consumer Guides and Tip Sheets, we have games and actives that make learning fun and easy. We are also willing to come to your classroom or organization and talk about the wide world of insurance. Remember, if you have insurance problems, “Let us help. We speak Insurance.”
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Kevin Jeffries
    Consumer Liaison
    Email: kevin.p.jeffries@state.or.us
    Phone: 503-947-7238
  • OSU Federal Credit Union

    Our vision is to create financial solutions to make lives better.  That includes thinking outside the box to give people the tools to help themselves.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: Benton, Linn, Lincoln, Marion & Polk County

    Contact

    Anissa Arthenayake
    Email: anissa@osufederal.com
    Phone: 541 714 4093
  • The Missing Semester

    Choices we make every day have financial consequences--in some cases, BIG financial consequences. Understanding these critical decisions requires understanding their long-term effects. The Missing Semester provides a short course on the essentials for making wise financial decisions and gaining financial freedom. It begins with the premise that your financial future is your responsibility. The book shows how to build a strong financial foundation, prepare for the unexpected, and confront challenges.
    Cost: $16.99 for individual copies, $11.99/book for bulk orders and $9.99 on Kindle & Nook
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Gene Natali
    Co-Author
    Email: gene.natali@themissingsemester.com
    Phone: 412-780-4851
  • Wells Fargo

    Learn the money skills you need for life with Hands on Banking and the Spanish-language version, El futuro en tus manos, Wells Fargo’s free, fun, interactive program for students and adults.
    Cost: Free
    Counties Served: State-wide

    Contact

    Judith Olsen
    Email: judith.olsen@wellsfargo.com
    Phone: 503 886 1060
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