The YW Speaks

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The YW Speaks series is an opportunity for us to share our expertise, passion, and knowledge with one another. All events are FREE and open to the public. (Donations greatly appreciated!) Members attend paid events for free or receive a membership discount.  For more information about the sessions, please contact Liane Hernandez at or call 520-884-7810 x111.


Emotions and Your Money with Tiana Ronstadt
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Open to the Public - Suggested donation of $15

When it comes to investing, emotions like overconfidence can be costly for investors. Emotions and Your Money identifies 5 potentially costly mistakes and how to avoid them. It also emphasizes the important role a financial advisor can play in helping investors navigate the emotional ups and downs of investing in today’s ever-changing market.


Credit Reports
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Open to the Public - FREE

Learn how to obtain and understand a credit report, why it's important to review your credit report and what the information in a credit report entails.  Included will be advice on maintaining good credit, clearing derogatory credit and disputing inaccurate information.

Follow-up Session: Monday, September 29 6:00-7:30pm 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Open to the Public - FREE

Learn about the advantages of creating and maintaining a monthly household budget.  The class will focus on getting a budget started for your specific needs and those of your family.  You will also be provided with tips and advice on how to successfully maintain your budget.

Follow-up Session: Monday, October 13, 2014 6:00-7:30pm 


Women, Money and Power with Tiana Ronstadt
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Open to the Public - Suggested donation of $15

Do you feel uncertain about your financial future?  Are you wondering where to start or where to go from here? You are not alone! This seminar is designed to help participants understand who they are financially, the impact that has on their investment strategy, and how to get started working with an advisor to seek their financial goals.


Applying for a Mortgage
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Open to the Public - FREE

This class focuses on the steps of applying for a mortgage.  Learn about how to prepare to apply for a mortgage, the different types of mortgage financing options, federal regulations and how they can impact your home buying process and resources available to perspective home buyers.

Follow-up Session: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00-7:30pm 



 Coming in December: YW Speaks will present a  multiple-part series on Mass Incarceration. More information to come.

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Presenters for the YW Speaks series are resident experts, community members, and special guests. If you would like to give a YW Speaks presentation, click here to submit a proposal.