Personal Finance for Hospitality Staff

Course Details

Course Name: Personal Finance for Hospitality Staff

Did you know…

  • 73% of US adults rank finances as their #1 stressor
  • Only 17% took a personal finance class in high school
  • Finances are consistently ranked one of the highest contributors to anxiety and depression

The mountain lifestyle can be truly rewarding but – let’s face it – it’s not easy these days. This course is designed for frontline hospitality workers – those who may be in hourly & tipped positions, work multiple jobs or require a side hustle to make ends meet. Understanding money management and planning for the future can help ease anxiety & depression and make it possible to call this community home for the long run.

It doesn’t take a lot of extra cash to make a big difference in your financial future. Join us to learn how to make your money work for you, instead of you working so hard for your money!

Intended For: Frontline hospitality & customer service staff – this may include (but is not limited to) employees working in restaurants, retail, lodging, activities, and services – both on & off the mountain. There are no pre-requisites required, just a desire to take control of your financial well-being. This is a supportive, judgment-free zone – no question is too basic!

Course Outcomes: This course is specific to the unique financial challenges faced by hospitality industry staff. Participants will better understand personal finance principles, enabling them to make informed decisions, and work towards financial security for themselves and their families, amidst the demands of service industry work.

Sessions & Registration

Personal Finance for Hospitality Staff is broken into two sessions. You may register for one or both sessions, depending on which topic(s) interest you.

  • Intro to Money Management:
    • Date: Wednesday, April 3rd (10am – 11:30am)
    • Location: In-person, Colorado Mountain College in Edwards (Room 260)
    • Key Topics: Basic finance terms, introduction to budgeting & goal-setting, managing debt, understanding credit, and the importance of savings & emergency funds.
    • Cost: $20* (VVP Members)/$35 (Public Price)
    • Click here to register!
  • Intro to Investing:
    • Date: Thursday, April 4th (10am – 11:30am)
    • Location: In-person, Colorado Mountain College in Edwards (Room 260)
    • Key Topics: Basic investing terms, how your money grows, maximizing returns on small investments, retirement planning, and basics of life insurance.
    • Cost: $20* (VVP Members)/$35 (Public Price)
    • Click here to register

*Not sure if you’re a VVP member? If your employer appears in our Business Directory, you’re a member too!

*Scholarship funds may be available to VVP members in good standing – click here to view requirements and complete the scholarship application. 

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