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Augusta Credit Union offers finance classes

After a year of selling candy and cake at Augusta's Saturday Market, Barbara Cheney has moved into a permanent store. Her confection and sandwich shop, Seed Master's Unlimited, is at 744 Broad St. and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Cheney has been baking her signature candy, pralines, for 30 years, and started a business because people kept asking if they could buy them. "I tasted pralines at a store from somebody else ... and mine were better," she said. Seed Master's also sells cakes, cookies and sandwiches.   Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
After a year of selling candy and cake at Augusta's Saturday Market, Barbara Cheney has moved into a permanent store. Her confection and sandwich shop, Seed Master's Unlimited, is at 744 Broad St. and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Cheney has been baking her signature candy, pralines, for 30 years, and started a business because people kept asking if they could buy them. "I tasted pralines at a store from somebody else ... and mine were better," she said. Seed Master's also sells cakes, cookies and sandwiches.

The Augusta Credit Union chapter will hold free financial classes Saturday that are open to the public.

The classes will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Allgood Hall at Augusta State University. Topics include financial and budget planning, retirement planning, car buying, knowing your credit report and credit score, identity theft and how to protect yourself, knowing your credit union, money matters for teens and home-buying.

Classes should last about 30 minutes each, so it's possible to attend all of the classes listed.

For more information, contact Lauren Smith at (706) 793-0012.

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