Hillsborough County Extension is offering training to those interested in becoming a Florida Master Money Mentor volunteer. The program is an opportunity for participants to learn more about personal finance and then share that knowledge with others.
The four-week training is scheduled July 13, 20, 27 and August 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the County Extension office, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner. Participants must attend all four classes and complete some at-home study. Registration cost is $16.00 and the deadline is July 5.
No previous financial education or background in financial services is required to be a Florida Master Money Mentor. Training topics include effective communication strategies, analyzing decisions about finances, cash flow management, credit, debt management, and saving and investing for future goals.
Mentors are asked to commit to volunteering at least three hours per week, and follow guidelines in regards to reporting, client confidentiality, and providing research-based unbiased information.
Individuals who promote, sell, or endorse financial products or services are not eligible to be volunteers. But they can attend the training to increase their personal finance knowledge.
Register online at https://2017fmmm.eventbrite.com . Seating is limited so register early to reserve a spot.
For more information, contact Lisa Leslie, Hillsborough County Extension Services at (813) 744-5519 ext. 54143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Florida Extension provides the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America.