Georgia Watch offers numerous educational programs designed to assist Georgians with basic consumer protections, including getting access to quality healthcare options, managing personal finances more effectively, and lowering energy bills.
Georgia Watch staff members travel around the state to present these programs, which are constantly updated and expanded as needed. These programs offer tools that help consumers build wealth, grow assets, and avoid predatory practices such as payday lending.
Schedule a Workshop
Sarah Phillips, Senior Manager of Policy & Advocacy, organizes workshops and works with our volunteer trainers. Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a workshop.
Scam & Identity Theft
Ways to protect your personal information from identity thieves, what to do if you are a victim of identity theft, the importance of reporting and how to recognize consumer fraud schemes. This workshop comes in four modules customized to the interests and needs of four population groups: General, Teens, Seniors, and International/Immigrant populations.
Our financial literacy curriculum is divided into five modules:
1. The Basics of Banking
2. Budgeting Basics
3. Loans & Credit
4. Expensive and Predatory Alternative Financial Products
5. Debt & Debt Collection
How to Save Money on Your Utility Bills
Ways to save money on your monthly utility (gas & electric) bills, and the importance of energy efficient homes.
Managing Your Medical Bills and Debt
This workshop will help consumers learn how to find answers to some of the most complex medical billing questions, including how to file insurance appeals, read your medical bills, and get payment assistance for your bills.