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Make Your Savings Grow

Let's Talk Money | New American Welcome Center
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New American Welcome Center

Feeling overwhelmed by finances? Don't worry, you're not alone. University of Illinois Extension and the New American Welcome Center are excited to offer a six-session series called “Let’s Talk Money!” to help you gain financial knowledge and the confidence to discuss money with loved ones and professionals. All sessions will be held in English with a Spanish interpreter available, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and understood.

Sessions will take place once a month on Mondays from January 22 to June 24 at 4 p.m.

The first three sessions will be online, and the last three will be in-person at the New America Welcome Center in Lincoln Square Mall, 301 S Vine St. Ste. 102, Urbana, IL 61801. No registration is required to attend!

Make Your Savings Grow

Do you feel alone in your struggle to save? This session addresses the challenges of saving and provides practical ways to help you grow and maintain healthy saving behaviors.

Other sessions in this series

Who Are You With Money?
January 22 | 4. p.m. | Online
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.

How Much Debt is Too Much Debt?
February 26 | 4. p.m. | Online
Deciding when and how much credit to use depends on the financial situation.

Debt Repayment Strategies
April 22 | 4. p.m. | In-Person at the New American Welcome Center
Learn strategies for prioritizing debt repayment and paying it down effectively. Explore options for student loan repayment, too.

Credit Scores Revealed
May 30 | 4. p.m. | In-Person at the New American Welcome Center
Why is credit such a mystery? What's the difference between a credit score, credit report, and credit history? Learn this and more!

Secrets for Financial Success
June 24 | 4. p.m. | In-Person at the New American Welcome Center
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.

Interested in more Financial Related Topics?

Visit our Finances Page or check out this webinar series, Money Basics

About Extension: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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