Financial Education

Human Development and Relationship Programs provide many resources for effective decision making.

Are you interested in becoming financially literate? We offer financial resources for you to use that will help you gain or increase your skills and abilities to understand or better understand how  to make effective financial decisions. 

Finances and Budgeting

Financial Coaching

Money Matters Money Matters is a program designed to improve your financial habits. Through this course, you will gain money management skills and build knowledge you can share with your family and friends. The course is offered both online and through county Extension offices.
You may choose from online, Self-Study only or Online Self-Study with Financial Coaching.

Credit Report

It is important to check your report regularly to make sure it is accurate and up to date. The credit reporting system is set up so that you are responsible for finding and correcting errors in your reports.

Download a calendar reminder and access the credit report information here.

Credit Report Details

Aging Mastery

The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) seeks to empower participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others.
AMP 2023 Spring Series – Free 10-class series January 12-March 16 
This FLYER provides you with more details and the contact information you’ll need to register.

Planning Ahead

Planning AHEAD is an end-of-life planning curriculum for all ages developed by UW–Madison Division of Extension faculty and staff. The 7-session research-based program will help participants understand how to prepare for the end of life for themselves or a loved one, and why it’s important to have a plan in place.  LOOK for upcoming dates for the next Planning AHEAD session.

”529” Wisconsin's Savings Plans

“Many parents and families today worry their child or grandchild will begin their adult lives burdened with crippling school loan debt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether your son or daughter is getting ready for pre-school or high school, the time to figure out your college savings plan options is now. Find out how Edvest College Savings Plan can be a part of your college savings strategy.” EDVEST today

Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC)

Information will be posted as soon as 2022 information is available.

Rent Smart

Rent Smart: A Tenant Training Program

It is important that all Wisconsin citizens have access to information on housing.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides resources on the topics of renting and home ownership.

Rent Smartis designed to help those individuals who have little to no rental experience and those who have had difficulty obtaining rental housing.

 

Resources

Reverse Mortgage

What is Reverse Mortgage? What are disadvantages of reverse mortgages? Am I eligible for a reverse mortgage?
Answers can be found by accessing this Reverse Mortgage – FACT SHEET