Let's Talk Money

Let's Talk Money: Make Your Savings Grow

March 23, 2021 | 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.

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Webinar participation is free, but registration is required. One may register for any or all of the sessions held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT. Details about accessing the webinars will be provided after registration.

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

About the series:

Let's Talk Money is a free, online 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 keep people from having crucial conversations to improve the financial health of their family. University of Illinois Extension consumer economics professionals will provide sound financial education which will lead you to make more informed choices during each one-hour webinar. Presenters include Kathy SweedlerSasha Grabenstetter, and Camaya Wallace Bechard.

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MAKE YOUR SAVINGS GROW
March 23, 2021 | 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.