Financial Literacy - Money Management
Programs offered by UW Extension
Financial security is being able to meet future needs while keeping current with day-to-day obligations. UW Extension reaches people through presentations to groups, associations and agencies in the community and in prisons, and through our online resources and publications. Contact your local Extension office to find out what is available in your area, or look for our podcasts and First Thursday webinars.
- Podcasts: A collection of financial management podcasts from Bill Taylor are available for download at http://www.wyomingextension.org/billtaylor/?p=archive&cat=personal/family_financial_management.
- Consumer Issues Conference: Each year a conference on a consumer issue brings together experts, legal professionals, educators, students, legislators and interested citizens to learn about issues and outline public policy action. This one-day event focuses on threats of fraud or misinformation, unfair advantage, or problems that cause some harm or risk to consumers.
- Wyoming Saves: www.facebook.com/WyomingSaves Check out current information on money and pass on the link to anyone that you think would be interested.
- Passing it On - An Estate Planning Resource Guide for Wyoming’s Farmers and Ranchers – topics are relevant to many situations
- eXtension Personal Finance - Connect to the national network of the Cooperative Extension Service: it is like having a personal financial educator, but even better. Publications and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on a wide variety of financial topics are available to consumers 24/7/365 at no cost.
- Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition – The coalition helps bring awareness about financial literacy topics for Wyoming’s youth and provides training to teachers and students around the state.
- Record of Important Papers Interactive Form
- What is financial literacy? A financially literate person is one who:
- Understands his or her relationship to money
- Reads about, discusses, and communicates regarding financial issues
- Possesses knowledge of banking and credit
- Practices money management
- Understands the need for protection against unforeseen emergencies
- Plans for major life events
- Saves and invests for the future
- Knows how and where to find information to make effective personal financial choices
Self-efficacy is the distinguishing characteristic of a financially literate person – a person who has a sense of “I can do this!” when pursuing what he/she believes are attainable financial goals. Our commitment is to provide current and accurate information to you with the resources we offer.