Money 101

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Wed, June 13 2012 at 4:38 PM, Updated: Wed, June 13 2012 at 4:46 PM

Managing your money in a tight economy is a big challenge - and the rules are changing.   A free class is coming up Thursday in Klamath Falls that could help you control your finances, rather than having your finances control you.

Michelle Scott of Klamath and Lake Home Ownership Center understands downsizing first-hand...

"Coming from a business of being a manager in a large corporation here in Klamath County, to becoming a manager for a non-profit agency, I too have had to live this."

Scott says that Klamath / Lake Community Action Services will be offering a free seminar Thursday focusing on money management basics...

"We're very excited to present personal finance, home ownership, and consumer protection."

Organizers stress that the seminars are not on how to make money, but how to protect what money you've got.

'Personal Finance' will focus on coping with bills on a tight budget.  'Homeowner Education' will touch on foreclosure prevention, and home loans.  'Consumer Protection' might just help you avoid getting caught in a scam.

"This is basic information for anyone."  Noted Scott.  "You don't have to be a homeowner to attend.  This is personal finance, and your well-being."

The event will take place from noon to 4:pm Thursday at Klamath / Lake Community Action Services, next to the Ella Redkey Pool on Main Street in Klamath Falls. 

About the Author

Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.

Lyle's job history is quite colorful.  He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.

Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.  "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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