Families and the Recession (and the YWCA)

March 2, 2009

Today's story is all about the impact the recession is having on families.I also posted an extended version of the conversation I had with Barbara Whitehead here . One detail I wasn't able to include in the story -- ┬ŁEva currently has a career coach at the YWCA. The organization seems to have a lot of good programs for job training and job hunting... including its Economic Empowerment Institute. "The YWCA's new Economic Empowerment Institute offers women a partnership for long-term personal and financial success. With the help of a professional empowerment coach, you will set personal goals and a plan to achieve them over three program phases. Work one-on-one with an empowerment coach to:
  • Find and grow your career
  • Learn career advancement strategies
  • Strengthen computer and job skills
  • Increase your credit score
  • Expand financial knowledge
  • Develop saving and investing techniques"
Could be worth checking out.