The Patterson's came to RISE Memphis in 2018 and joined the Save Up program to learn ways to become better stewards of their finances. They completed their 4-week financial education class and then began saving towards the purchase of a home. While saving during the 22-month program, they also took advantage of the services offered through the Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center. Mrs. Patterson informed RISE that through GMFEC they were able to reduce their debt significantly, which allowed them to purchase a well priced SUV for their family. When the housing prices exploded, they decided to change their asset purchase to a computer. This change also allowed Mr. Patterson to pursue his educational goals and acquire certification for his small business aspirations. The Patterson's are now in the process of getting their kids involved with Goal Card to start them at an early age to shape their financial futures.
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