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Thread: Woohoo-I'm so excited

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Well I have been trying to figure out how I can volunteer in my community to help others. The problem is with my medical condition I can not really do a lot of lifting or lumping on things so I was told why not use your skill set to help.
    So at the beginning to middle of February I will have my first free "lecture" to the local community on Basic Finance-terminology, loans-the questions to ask when applying and things to look out for, balancing checkbooks things like that that many of the people within the community I will be speaking in do not understand or have never really been given a proper explanation of.
    I am soooo excited.
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    That's wonderful!! :)

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    That sounds great and a good learning experience for some. Congrats.

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    Good for you! These are things people need to know.

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    Thanks Ladies.
    In this economy I think it is important for consumers to be as informed as possible. Especially with the new Credit Card legislation and the housing crisis.
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    This is excellent! So often when someone speaks on personal finance, they have an agenda, like they want to sell you something. So the information they give has a spin to it, is slanted towards making people want what they're selling.

    You, on the other hand, will be providing a real service, information that is just to help people know more and make better decisions, with their best interests as the priority. This is a great thing you're doing. Best of luck with it!

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    Wonderful way to give back to your community!!!!

    (And I love your new picture of Miss Izabella! :D :D )

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    how cool is that?

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    That is great April! I can tell you are so, so excited. Thank you for volunteering in your community and helping those less fortunate.

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    That is so great for you! I want to do something too and I've looked around at volunteer opportunities. I wrote to one place and got a not very nice email back, which was quite shocking.

    I'll try someplace else.

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    That is so awesome!!! (((HUGS)))
    They have done the same type of lectures here, and they have been a big help to many people :D:D:D

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    What you're about to do will become a great big deal to those listening to your lectures. It's a great idea that uses your knowledge and works with your medical condition.

    Great thinking! :)

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    Thank you all :-) I really am. i love what I do and to help others so why not combine them and see what kind of an outreach I can get and how much of an impact I can have.
    thank you all again-and quite frankly I think it is rude Pam if they send rude emails when someone is offering a service to them-a simple no thank you would suffice.
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    Sounds like a great opportunity to give back! Enjoy!

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    That's great! I belong to a community group and we are always looking for a speaker for our programs. You have no idea how much you will be appreciated by doing this for your community.

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    Good for you!! W#hat a wonderful way to give back!

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    What an awesome way to have a positive influence on someones life and future. The community is so lucky to have you.

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    that's really awesome April! I hope your lecture is a huge success and what a great way to give back to your community, i'm sure a lot of people will learn alot and appreciate you taking the time to educate them. Good luck and have fun with it!!

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    Don't look, start your own opportunity. I went to the community building and found a day each month that it was free for a few hours, booked it and put up bulletins for free community quilt classes. The first class I had 60 people show up! I got some class members to help and we are still having the classes and it's been 5 years now. I did the same with a knitting group. I wanted to learn how to knit so I put up bulletins announcing the start of a knitting class/group at the community center. The first class 9 showed up and four of them knew how to knit and started teaching the rest of us. Check out free room at the local library, churches, community centers, or a business back room not in use. Some banks have free meeting rooms too. Start your own community service, never know what will develop.

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    Awesome April! I love an educated customer! (I do real estate closings- the housing crisis- don't get me started- the writing was on the wall- Lenders knew what they were doing!)

    Anyway- I think you are making a great decision to give to the community and they will be so much better for it! A big "ATTAGIRL" to you!

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    Thank you again! I think I will gain a lot from doing this. The knowledge of knowing I was able to help even one person makes me smile! I really can not wait!
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    Sounds great!!!

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    That's a great way to help.

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    Oh, that is so great! I know that it is imperative for us all to feel we contribute, and the topics you will speak on are so very needed for so many people. I am glad you found a way to give.

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    April that's wonderful!!!!!

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