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Financial Literacy Workshops

The Samaritan Counseling Center is proud to offer these financial education workshops, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Frank D. Gorham, Jr.
and Marie K. Gorham Charitable Foundation.


Our financial literacy program provides practical application training to families in a variety of areas including increasing savings, developing a spending plan and setting goals.  Our program has been in place since 2010 and we have served hundreds of individuals and families over the years.

Financial literacy classes are offered from two perspectives: one with Christian support and one without.  The financial curriculum in either class covers the same information.

Upcoming classes:

Living Debt Free Workshop

The Living Debt Free Workshop is a 6-hour class specifically designed to help you build a simple but effective budget, increase savings, and eliminate your debt. When you complete this course, you will have the tools necessary to immediately begin taking control of your finances.

Click Here to Register

1311 Tijeras Ave. NW (corner of 14th & Tijeras - see map below)
Cost: FREE!
Lunch will be provided.

You can also call 314-3470 to register or if you have any questions.

Mike Cosgrove
Michael Cosgrove, Financial Educator: BIO

Mike served in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1996.  In deciding on a second career, he was looking for a profession that impacted a person’s daily life and would provide Mike the opportunity to serve families in need.  Realizing that nearly everyone seemed to be searching for answers regarding finances, he became a Financial Planner, serving in the Albuquerque area from 1996-2001.  He was then selected to be the Director of Training for an international financial organization and served in the Dallas/Fort Worth area until 2006.

In 2006, Mike left the financial planning field and he, with his wife Karen, began teaching financial classes throughout Albuquerque and the surrounding community.  In 2010 he became the Financial Educator for the Samaritan Counseling Center and continues to provide financial training throughout our community.

Mike and Karen have been married 39 years and have three adult sons. 


Money Academy

Money Academy is an innovative 6-week class series to learn how to talk about and manage money successfully together. The class series will teach couples to:

  • Improve Communication about Money
  • Set Financial Goals
  • Get out of Debt
  • Save for the Future 
  • Learn the Basics on Investing

Click Here to Register

1311 Tijeras Ave. NW 
(corner of 14th & Tijeras - see map below)
Cost: FREE!
Snacks will be provided.

You can also call (505) 314-3470 to register or if you have any questions.