With sunny days on the horizon, it's a perfect time to consider how to save time and money with your food and finances this summer! Spend an hour with Extension once a month throughout the summer to explore ways to build your financial capacity and save time and money in the kitchen.
How to Build an Emergency Savings Fund
June 17 | 10 - 11 AM
An emergency fund is a cash reserve that you set aside specifically for unplanned expenses or financial emergencies. This type of saving takes time to grow, but you can start small and build over time. In this workshop, learn steps to develop and maintain this saving habit.
To register for this session, click the register button above. All sessions are free to attend. Participants may register for individual sessions or all sessions. Participants will receive a raffle entry for each session you attend for a chance to win a prize at the end of the series.
July 8 | Cooking for 1 or 2
Most recipes make a family-sized portion, causing a weeks’ worth of leftovers for someone cooking for one or two people. Learn how to cut down a recipe, freeze ingredients and homemade meals, and repurpose leftovers into exciting makeovers. You’ll help decrease food waste and food boredom! A food demonstration and tastings will be given, as well as a packet full of recipes.
August 12 | What’s Your Best Debt Repayment Strategies?
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.
September 9 | Cooking from What’s on Hand
Too often, people get stuck in a rut when it comes to cooking. We stock our cabinets and coolers with the same staples but never seem to have what we need to make the dishes we desire. Learn how to organize your kitchen to include common ingredients, which can be turned into quick, easy and healthy meals! You’ll get hands-on cooking experience, recipes and tastings.
This series is made possible by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.