The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension Yuma County office is pleased to offer free financial literacy education in partnership with the Yuma County Library District.
Financial literacy education will help individuals gain the knowledge, self-efficiency and self-awareness to become in control of their finances. The program aims to examine and teach participant’s skills, tools and habits that can be used to increase financial health.
Personal Finance Capability is a weekly 2-hour class over four weeks to help participants build financial security for self, family and community. Participants receive a workbook to explore their current financial situation while learning the tools, skills and habits to improve their money management. Discussion and activity-based sessions aim to help individuals reduce financial stress, increase savings, decrease debt and improve credit through four targeted lessons:
Why do I spend money the way I do?
- Understand spending habits and create spending-savings plan and achievable financial goals
How do I prepare for emergency costs?
- Plan for emergency events, with a brief overview of insurance
What is the cost of borrowing money?
- Understand the costs of debt and benefits of savings
How do I read my credit report?
- Understand credit report and score
For further information or to reserve a spot at a library session, call the University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension Yuma County office (928) 726-3904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.