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Holistic Budgeting 101

  • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • ZOOM


  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact for waiver code.

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Money shapes our lives in more ways than we realize. This workshop takes into consideration the emotions behind our financial decisions and recognizes that our choices are a direct reflection of our values and passions. It is an educational experience helping people to get out of the rut of financial defeat and making them victorious in seeing money as a tool, not a controlling force. Come learn about the ways money affects our decisions, how it has an emotional impact on our lives, and how to gain control by creating your own holistic budget! 

With this workshop, you will learn:

  1. How to rethink money's purpose in your life

  2. How to find value in your spending

  3. How to create your own budget to align with your life's purpose and goals! 

  4. So much more! 

About Online Workshops:

Registrants will be emailed a link to register for the Zoom seminar online after booking through the CLA website. Please make sure to register both via this page and on the Zoom registration page.

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About the Speakers:

George K. Azar, CPA

My issues surrounding my relationship with money started when I graduated from high school. I decided to take out my first credit card to buy myself a graduation present – an industry-standard camera due to my love for photography. I had been approved for a promotional 6-month 0% interest credit card, with a credit limit well in excess of the purchase of my camera.

Over the course of 13 years, I frequently found myself in a cyclical state of charging up to the maximum of my credit limits then finding some cleaver way of paying them off – telling myself that was the absolute last time I would go into debt! Months later, that cycle would continue – that is, until I reached a breaking point.

Just like any great Taylor Swift song, it started and ended with a romantic fling. After picking up the pieces from that failed fling, I found myself spiraling back into my old ways of loading up my credit cards. I would tell myself things like “I really need this in my moment of grieving” or “this will be the last time, promise”. After racking up enough debt to create a panic attack, I found myself refinancing my condo for the third time to bail myself out. I came to a breaking point and decided that enough was enough – I needed to redefine my relationship with money.

And that is where we are today. Holistic Budget birthed out of my own personal journey. From holistic heaters to self-care initiatives, I was able to identify the hard feelings and emotions that were continuing to propagate this lifestyle of indebtedness. Although not perfect, today I find myself in a much healthier place, as I have been able to face my deepest fears and make better choices that directly affect my finances. This is why I am here – to share with you the tools from my own journey and to help you redefine your relationship with money!

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  



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