MU Extension is offering a Money Matters Series. Each of the four workshops will feature different ways to help consumers handle their money more effectively, protect themselves as consumers, and increase their financial knowledge.
All sessions will be held from noon-1 p.m. at the University of Missouri, Phelps County Extension Center, 200 N Main Street (Phelps County Courthouse).
The first session “Money Matters…learning to be successful” will be held May 7. The workshop will cover budgeting; how to keep track of your money; paying yourself first; and consumer beware. Registration deadline for this workshop is May 6.
On May 14, “Identity Theft…why should it be important to you?” will cover What is Identity Theft; How consumers can protect themselves; What to do if you’re an identity theft victim; and What group is more in danger of being a victim. Registration deadline for this workshop is May 13.
“When Creditors are Predators (Predatory Lending… Are you a target?)” will be the third session of the series, scheduled for June 4. This workshop will cover Predatory Lending; Excessive Fees for Loans; Aggressive Tactics; Rent-to-Own; More Money in Your Pocket. Registration deadline for this workshop is June 3.
“Money Matters…taking care of your credit” will be the fourth and final session of the series, scheduled for June 11. This workshop will cover: Why your credit is important; How your credit history affects your future; Correcting your credit; Your credit report. Registration deadline for this workshop is June 10.
All sessions are free of charge. Attend one session or attend them all. Bring your lunch and receive a wealth of information. Pre-registration is required in advance with a maximum attendance of 15 participants, so sign-up early. Register at the Phelps County Extension Center, 200 North Main Street in Rolla; by phone 573-458-6260; or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.