Money Matters powered by Arvest Bank

Improve your personal finances with Money Matters. Money Matters powered by Arvest Bank is a great way to help you rethink how you budget, help you devise a plan to become debt free, and start you on the path to be in control of your finances. The next session begins February 1, 2021 and runs for seven weeks on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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The Money Matters powered by Arvest Bank team, led by Deacon Charles Thomas, has provided some helpful tips to get you through this difficult season as the COVID19 crisis impacts your personal finances.

Remember, if you are able to continue making payments to your creditors, please do.  For those who are not able to, you may find these options helpful:

  1. Contact and call all creditors for deferred payments for two months or more. This applies to Auto loans, credit card debts, mortgage loans, and more. You can also contact your utility companies for deferred payment information. The President and state governors have asked businesses to work with the American people in terms of finances.
  2. For renters, landlords have been asked not to evict people doing this period, however, please speak personally with your landlord. There may be important information you need to know about lesser or deferred payment options specific to your housing situation.
  3. Take a look at your budgets and make the proper adjustments based on your current income. For example, if you are paying $250 a month for AT&T Uverse, and you are only watching a few channels, you might want to lower your plan.

Want to better understand the stimulus plan and what it means for your household? Here is a link to helpful information about the government disaster assistance plan.

This YouTube video provides visual information on how to fill the applications and explanations on all topics.

Please use all resources that are available to you doing this season.


Practical Money Skills
Our partner Arvest Bank has free resources to help you be more financially sound. You can click HERE to access Practical Money Skills for Life.

Other Tips and Tools
The following videos and handouts were made available during the first offering of Money Mondays in February 2016.
Classes normally meet in a smaller classroom setting and are not streamed. However the response was so great during the first session that we provided streaming content. We have made that content available below for continued use by the public.
February 15, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 1, 2016


02-01-2016 Handouts
02-08-2016 Handouts
02-15-2016 Handouts
2-22-2016 Saint Mark Arvest Slideshow
Combined Action Steps and Business Plan Outline
2-22-2016 Extreme HOME Makeover – smbc2
2-29-2016 MM Growing Your Wealth – Investments