Workshops and Seminars
The following workshops may be scheduled for community organizations, church groups, or schools. In-service training for employees can also be arranged. Contact by e-mail or call Anita McKinney at 904-255-7450. Click here for a list of financial programs.
A ten-hour series on basic money management. Covers spending plans, saving, credit, choosing and managing financial accounts, and consumer protection issues. Qualifies as an Individual Development Account and Ways to Work financial education course. Money Smart is offered
- Tuesday evenings, 5:30 to 8 pm, at War on Poverty Florida Office in Gateway Mall, 904-766-7275 to register
- Tuesday evenings at Springfield Community Center, 356-8336 for more info
- bi-monthly on Tuesdays, 6 - 8 pm, at Community Connections, 255-7450 to register
This series, or individual topics, can be scheduled for community organizations, church groups, or schools. Individuals may call or email Anita for current class offerings.
Fresh Start Money Management
Use the University of Florida Money Management Calendar to develop a spending and saving plan based on your situation, resources, and goals. Evaluate wants & needs and choose a financial tracking method. Learn how to handle occasional expenses and emergencies. This course is the first half of the Fresh Start workshop and is offered once a month on Saturday. Go to the Fresh Start page for dates and locations. Call 255-7450 to register. Meets requirements for the education course required for bankruptcy discharge or for court-ordered money management class.
Power Against Fraud
Senior are often targets of scams and rip-offs. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud in the areas of ID theft, telemarketing, mail and internet, home improvement, mortgage, investment, and caregiver.
A free computer analysis that helps consumers with two or more credit card or installment loan debts to pay them off earlier than with the usual payment schedule. Free up your $$$ to reach future purchasing goals or save for the future.
Download the PowerPay fact sheet, PowerPay letter with worksheet completion directions, and Power Pay Worksheet. Complete the worksheet and return it to us. We will run the confidential analysis and return it to you. Or, go to the PowerPay website and complete your own analysis.
Investing for Your Future
Series on the basics of saving and investment. Course units include: Finding Money to Invest, Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Tax-Deferred Investing, Investing With Small Dollar Amounts, and Avoiding Investment Fraud. Each unit includes action steps that encourage participants to improve their finances and a comprehensive glossary of investment terms. This course is available as an online home-study course at Investing for Your Future - eXtension Learning Lessons