UW Extension offers various programs in personal finance topics. Topics are focused on Wyoming’s regionally identified needs. Contact your local Extension office to find out what is available or look for our webinars and podcasts.
Setting Goals for the Future: Working with Teens by Bill Taylor, UW Northeast Area Community Development Extension Educator Developing a spending plan or budget is important, but not the first step in financial planning. Before attempting to establish a budget, we must know where we are going financially, what the cost is, and how soon funds will be required to meet our needs. Without a well thought-out set of financial goals, we won’t know where we are headed or when we have arrived. Do we need money for a car? A college education? A prom dress or the latest computer game? Whatever the case, goals give our financial planning and spending structure and purpose. Our mind works to fulfill the mental pictures we have of ourselves, and written and reviewed goals shape that picture such that we consciously and unconsciously can move toward their completion. To watch what was presented, follow this link: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2012-05-03.1109.M.7C888E0943580BD5B95376D53EA659.vcr&sid=2008263
Talking about Money and Kids by Mary Martin, UW West Area Community Development Extension Educator Parents are inundated with requests from their children and experience firsthand the impacts of marketing strategies on their children. The average American child watches an estimate between 25,000 to 40,000 television commercials per year. $15-17 billion is spent by companies advertising to children in the US. Over $4 billion was spent in 2009 by the fast food industry alone. The marketing seems to be worth it. Children (under 12) and teens influence parental purchases totaling over $130-670 billion a year. This session will be an overview of the financial values we would like to see our youth have and will demonstrate online resources for parents to use with children. The “Kids and Money” segment of the Savvy Parents will provide strategies and identify educational tools available to help you teach your children key financial values. To watch what was presented, follow this link: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2012-06-07.1048.M.CF5CF337A9A9C76DC4BAFECB9962DD.vcr&sid=2008263
Source: Personal Finance and the Rush to Competence: Financial Literacy Education in the U.S., 2000. Institute for Socio-Financial Studies, 2000. Used with permission: L. Vitt, Institute for Socio-Financial Studies, 4/5/01.
Consumer Fraud - Staying Aware and Protected
by Cole Ehmke, Person Finance Specialist, UW Agricultural and Applied Economics Department Scams
targeting citizens and investors are becoming increasingly
sophisticated, using techniques like fake websites of legitimate
businesses and real life situations. In this webinar, we will share
information and resources on what to look for when looking encountering
situations that put your money at risk. We’ll also talk about common
investment scams and how consumers can recognize and avoid them. To watch the presentation, click the following link: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-11-01.1147.M.BF4B4587B4E49F7DBB99F83C0AEA6F.vcr&sid=2008263