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Extreme Makeover: Money Edition Course

This free 8-session home-study course covers all the essentials for a complete home finances makeover.  It will allow you to get an accurate picture of your financial status, along with developing a WEALTH plan to take control of both your day-to-day and long-term finances.

The course is a Learn-by-Mail series with lessons mailed to your home.  Consultation assistance is available if needed. The fee is $5.00 to cover the cost of postage.  For more information, and to enroll, contact the UF IFAS/Wakulla County Extension office at 926-3931.

Financial Planning Resources

  • American Savings Education Council
    A nonprofit national coalition of public- and private-sector institutions undertaking initiatives to raise public awareness about what is needed to ensure long-term personal financial independence.
  • Federal Trade Commission
    Works to ensure that the nation’s markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers.
  • Consumer Handbook to Credit Protection Laws
    A repository of information on consumers credit, provided by the Federal Reserve Board.
  • FirstGov.gov
    The official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government, including consumer information.
  • The Investors Clearinghouse
    Investor education resources from 21 leading non-profit, governmental and self-regulatory associations and agencies; provides investors with access to a full range of information needed to make wise investment decisions.
  • The Young Money Magazine
    YOUNG MONEY® was launched in 1999 to change the way young adults earn, manage, invest and spend money. As a leading national money, business and lifestyle magazine written primarily by student journalists, YOUNG MONEY specifically focuses on money management, entrepreneurship, careers, investing, technology, and travel.
  • Financial Help for Everyone
    Myvesta.org a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people create healthy financial lives by provide a wide range of materials to inspire and inform people so that they can break down their barriers to financial and personal success.
  • Money Matters
    A collection of articles and resources designed to increase communication and money management skills of consumers.
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
    A non-profit foundation dedicated to helping all Americans acquire the information and gain the skills necessary to take control of their personal finances.
  • Consumer Reports
    Includes advice, ratings of products and other features like the FDA Alert.

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