Let's Talk Money is an 8-week series to help you talk with family, friends, and financial professionals about money. Many times, lack of financial knowledge and uneasiness of discussing sensitive issues keeps people from having crucial conversations to improve the financial health of their family. 

University of Illinois Extension professionals will provide sound financial education which will lead you to making more informed choices. 

UNEQUAL ACCESS TO CREDIT: How Does that Affect You?
June 18 | 6:30 PM

Not all individuals and families have the same access to credit. While consumer laws offers protection from discrimination, this problem still affects many consumers. In this webinar, we will explore some of the challenges of obtaining credit as well as unfair lending practices that create barriers to accessing mainstream credit market. INSTRUCTOR: Camaya Wallace Bechard

Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact the webinar organizer. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

Other webinars in this series:

  • WHO ARE YOU WITH MONEY: Begin with a Spending Plan
    June 4 | 6:30 PM
    The first step to taking control of your money is matching your values and goals to your financial decision-making. In this interactive workshop, assess who you are with money, and where you want to be in the future. INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Sweedler
  • BORROWING: How Much is Too Much
    June 11 | 6:30 PM
    Deciding when and how much credit to use depends on the financial situation. Discover different scenarios when you might use credit, and learn options for borrowing money from creditors. INSTRUCTOR: Sasha Grabenstetter
    June 25| 6:30 PM
    Repaying debt is challenging in the best of situations, and today's economic situation makes it more difficult. Learn tried and true strategies for prioritizing debt repayment, and paying it down effectively. Explore options for student loan repayment too. INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Sweedler
    July 9 | 6:30 PM
    Why is credit such a mystery? What's the difference between a credit score, credit report and credit history? Learn this and more!. INSTRUCTOR: Sasha Grabenstetter
    July 16 | 6:30 PM
    Money comes in. Money goes out. Do you have money left for your important goals and wants? Learn the secrets of directing your money to where you want it to go. INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Sweedler
    July 23 | 6:30 PM
    Our financial fears and personal biases can hold us back from making wise financial decisions. Learn how to overcome poor spending choices by using behavioral economics techniques. INSTRUCTOR: Sasha Grabenstetter 
    July 30 | 6:30 PM
    Do you feel alone in your struggle to save? Financial experts have emphasized the importance of saving for unexpected events and long-term financial goals. However, people at different income levels encounter challenges with saving. This webinar addresses this issue and provides practical ways to help you grow and maintain healthy saving behaviors. INSTRUCTOR: Camaya Wallace Bechard

Source: Camaya Wallace Bechard
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics

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