The course ‘Invest in Yourself’ is based on Habitat for Humanity’s home ownership education program. File photo.

Free financial planning course returns to the Comox Valley

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (VIN), in partnership with the Coastal Community Credit Union, is bringing back their free financial planning course to the Comox Valley beginning September 26th.

This is the third iteration of ‘Invest in Yourself’, Habitat’s popular financial planning course which began in January 2017. The course is based on Habitat’s home ownership education program, but has expanded and opened up to anyone in the community who wants to get a better grasp of their financial situation.

The program is lead by Karen Bezaire, Family Services Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity VIN, with assistance from experts from the Coastal Community Credit Union.

Students will learn how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save for the future. They will be guided through financial planning activities, such as making a balanced budget that works for their life.

There will be a total of five classes that will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Sept. 26 until Oct. 24. Classes will be held at the North Island College Comox Valley campus.

The course is free, but space is limited to 30 participants. To enroll and learn more, visit or contact Karen Bezaire at or 250-334-3777 ext. 226.

Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Mounties seize 1,500 pot plants in ‘extensive Shawnigan raid

Mounties searched a property in the 4800-block of Goldstream Heights Drive on May 30

B.C. man wins job he was denied after saying he had depression

Transport Canada has been order to give Chris Hughes a high-level job and nearly $500,000

Most Read