The Cygnet Philosophy

Cygnet Institute is a fresh approach to personal financial literacy that can serve an overall OED campaign or 401k education program.

It does this by applying the unique benefits of the fiduciary standard to experiential workshops which capitalize on the concept of mass customization. Our methodology overcomes the limitations of the financial coaching model as well as the inherent ineffectiveness of lecture presentations which do not always engage employees.

We build our customized programs using a modular design process to address the specific needs of any size or type of employee population. The cost effectiveness of our modular system assures maximum training effect at the lowest possible cost. This approach has been successfully used with various organizations since 1989.

Budgeting Workshop

sdfThis Budgeting Workshop is a personal financial management workshop that will teach you necessary skills for building good money-management habits.

Over the course of 6 weeks, you will learn the budgeting process through our interactive classroom sessions.

To view our course syllabus, please click here

This workshop will be held from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursdays at the Milford High School from September 22-October 27th.

To register, please visit

Our course is under the Finance Tab. Once you select “Adult Registration,” you will need to input the course number 1729 to be able to register.

Thank you for your interest!


Find Us at the Library

Check out our summer series of workshops scheduled at the Pontiac Public Library below. We hope to see you there!

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This Fall, the Institute will be presenting at more libraries in Oakland County, MI.

To find a library near you to attend, please click here to view our Fall Education Series schedule. We hope to see you there!

We’re an independent, 501(c)3, tax exempt, non-profit organization – not affiliated with any financial institution – teaching people how to make good financial decisions to achieve their goals since 1989.