Result of the Financial Literacy – The results from the Fox Cities Financial Literacy Study tell a story of the growing need for financial education in the Fox Cities. Three key areas were identified as needs for improvement: emergency savings, understanding and managing credit card debt (and compound interest), and establishing and maintaining a budget to guide financial decisions. Press Release – 09/29-10 – Financial Literacy Results Financial Literacy Study Results
Rent Smart discusses topics that are of greatest concern to both tenants and landlords—leases, rights and responsibilities, communicating, home care and managing your finances. Through Rent Smart, you’ll learn what you need to know to be a good tenant—both your responsibilities and rights. And you’ll learn how to have a positive relationship with your landlord. Certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend all 11 lessons (3 full sessions) of the program, participate in class activities and complete program assignments. Rent Smart Brochure 2013
Make Your Money Count and Keep the Change! Budget basics are shared on family spending plans, how to track your spending and get back on track with a shrinking economy. A variety of tracking systems will be shared as well as some basic overviews of how you view month and how that makes and impact on your decision-making skills.
Get Checking! participants learn banking terms and account options; managing a checking account, writing checks, using a check register, reconciling a checking account; and keys to successful money and credit management. Enroll in Get Checking! For more information on this program, visit University of Wisconsin Get Checking website or to register for local classes check the Outagamie County UW-Extension site or consult the 2013 Get Checking Brochure.
You want it All … Learn the Smart Way to Get It! What is financial independence and how do you get there? This hands-on practical session will simulate the ins and outs of how to set your personal lifestyle goals and discover the path to achieve them in the future. You’ll leave this session with creative ways to put some money in your pocket and make the most of the money you have!