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Upcoming Money Management Class: Why Budget?

Do you ever wonder where your money went at the end of the month?  Are you living paycheck to paycheck and find it hard to put money into savings, pay off debt, or reach your financial goals?  Chances are, you need to get on a written budget!  Having a spending plan where you tell your money exactly what to go towards every month lets you stay in control of your finances and helps you stay on top of your expenses.  Not sure how to start creating your personal budget?  Come to the UF/IFAS Extension two-part class this month!  On Tuesday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 27th, both from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the One-Stop Shop, located at 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL 33523, (formerly known as the Stallings building), the Family and Consumer Sciences agent will teach a two-night workshop on money management.  Here, you will learn about why it’s important to have a household budget, how to identify fixed versus flexible expenses, what spending leaks are and how to remove these costs from your budget, and how a budget can help you reach your financial goals.

At the end of the class, you will feel more comfortable managing your money and knowing the first steps to improve your financial “fitness.”  Nobody accidentally reaches their financial goals, they got on a plan and took action!

All are welcome to attend this class; cost of class is $5 to cover materials, which covers both days (so only $2.50 a class).  Learn the basics of starting a budget to get your family’s finances in order and don’t wonder where your money went at the end of the month!  Please register on EventBrite to reserve your spot and place your $5 payment: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3-20-18-why-budget-tickets-43673728297?aff=es2.  For more information, please call Shari, the Family and Consumer Sciences agent, at 352-518-0481.

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