Extension Service to offer financial management course

Have you made your summer vacation reservations? If you need help planning your budget to achieve goals or to use credit wisely, the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service has the program for you.

Navigating the Financial Journey, will be taught from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at the Extension conference room, 500 S. Idaho St. Topics will include budget development, money management, wise use of credit and consumer protection.

“Participants will learn how to protect themselves from consumer fraud and misrepresentation,” said Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer sciences agent. Kizer noted that participants will learn about using credit cards and understanding their credit score.

The cost of the class is $15. It is open to all consumers and is approved by the United States Bankruptcy Trustee as a financial education program and complies with the laws enacted under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. A Certificate of Debtor Education will be presented to bankruptcy filers who bring picture identification, their bankruptcy case number and their attorney’s fax number.

The financial management program will be taught by Kizer and family and consumer sciences agents Jane Newton, Lincoln County, and Diane Clement, Cleveland County.

To register for the money management course, contact Kizer at 870-534-1033 or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu.

Additional information on money management can be found at www.arfamilies.org.

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the U of A Division of Agriculture, and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status