By Jim Donovan

By Jim Donovan: Always ready to help spread financial know-how, local nonprofit organization Clarifi is offering free workshops to empower women with their money and help families with the process of planning and paying for college.

Clarifi’s education program for women, FinanciallyHers, is heating things up with free, public workshops as part of their 2nd Savvy Summer Series. All workshops will be hosted by industry experts.

Thursday, July 17, 7pm – 8:30pm
Women and Investing
Wissahickon Valley Public Library
650 Skippack Pike (Route 73), Blue Bell, PA 19422
Host: Tiffany W. Thurman of FinanciallyHers

Wednesday, July 23, Noon – 1pm
Young, Broke and Fabulous
Culture Works
1315 Walnut St., Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Host: Justine Haemmeril of Pedalogical

Wednesday, July 30, Noon – 1pm
It’s Not Personal, It’s Business
Women’s Business Development Center
1315 Walnut St., Suite 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Host: Panel discussion with partners of Clarifi

“The goal of our Savvy Summer Series is to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere where women can learn how to make the most of their money and form relationships to support one another with their financial goals,” says Markita Morris-Louis, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs & Development for Clarifi.

In addition, Clarifi College, Clarifi’s college planning program, is also holding free workshops. Led by one of Clarifi’s certified college advisors, they will help families make key decisions in the college planning process and help answer that all-important question: how are we going to pay for this?

“College planning can certainly be an overwhelming process. At the same time, more families are also concerned about the amount of student debt they will have to take on,” says Chris Chaplin, College Financing Advisor for Clarifi College. “Our workshops will help students and families identify factors for choosing a major and school, and review the best options for paying for college while reducing future debt.”

Tuesday, July 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
My Kid Has No Idea
Rachel Kohl Library
687 Smithbridge Rd., Glen Mills, PA 19342

Thursday, July 24, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
How Are We Going to Pay for This?
Indian Valley Library
100 East Church Ave., Telford, PA 18969

Wednesday, August 20, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Smart Choices
Springfield Township Library
70 Powell Rd., Springfield, PA 19064

To register for any of these free workshops, visit or call 800-989-2227.

The Savvy Summer Series is sponsored in part by Citibank, the primary sponsor of FinanciallyHers.