United Way Thrive Financial Literacy Course Helps First-Time Homebuyers

April is tax season, and one of the best times to look at personal finances. The United Way of Pioneer Valley helps hundreds of people become homeowners each year through their Thrive financial literacy course. The course focuses on learning how to budget, pay off debt and save for a house.  

A year ago, Stephanie Herring and her husband thought owning a home was an impossible dream. Now, thanks to the Thrive financial literacy course, they’ve been pre-qualified for a mortgage. Carolee McGrath sat down with a Herring, financial success coach coach Jen Fernandes, and United Way of Pioneer Valley CEO Jim Ayres to learn more about the program.