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Plan Well, Retire Well

A blog on investing and saving from U of I Extension's consumer economics team

Money Mentors

The Money Mentor program is a network of trained volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals who request help with personal money management.

All My Money

All My Money is a curriculum and website designed for agency personnel and teachers who teach basic money management and consumer skills to their clients and students.

Family Financial Feuds

Family Financial Feud is a podcast recorded by the Consumer Economics Team. Family Financial Feuds covers financial topics you may have disagreements within your family.

Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff - Recorded Webinars

Get Savvy- Grow Your Green Stuff webinars inform, educate and empower you about important financial topics.  University of Illinois Extension and USFSCO's Student Money Management Center (SMMC) team up to bring college students these webinars.

Financial Wellness for College Students

The Financial Wellness program aims to help college students learn to manage their money effectively and make wise financial decisions.

Personal Finance Now!

  • More for Your Money: This interactive site teaches basic money management principles.
  • Credit Card Smarts: Up-to-date advice about credit card topics including managing debt.
  • Getting Through Tough Financial Times: Resources for helping families during tough economic times.
  • Family Financial Feuds: Family Financial Feud is a podcast that addresses common financial topics that often inspire disagreements within families, including credit scores, money personalities, and financial goals. 

 

Planning for the Future

  • Choosing a Financial Professional: Do you need help developing strategies to reach your financial goals? This website can help.
  • Long-Term Care: Talking, Deciding, Taking Action: Long-term care includes social, emotional, physical, financial, housing, and medical support and assistance throughout the aging process. We've selected four, interrelated areas of long-term care to highlight in this website.

 

Young Adults and College Students

  • Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff Webinars: These webinars inform, educate and empower students and young adults to take action and own their financial well-being. These free webinars are designed for college students.
  • Financial Planning for Young Adults: An introduction to basic financial planning concepts for young adults, using eight modules to cover critical topics like financial goal setting, saving and investing, budgeting, financial risk, borrowing, and managing personal credit.

 

Volunteer and Training Programs

  • Financial Wellness: The Financial Wellness program aims to help University of Illinois students learn to manage their money effectively and make wise financial decisions.
  • All My Money: The All My Money: Change for the Better curriculum is a train-the-trainer financial management program for persons working with limited-resource audiences. Designed for agency staff, social workers and other educators to teach financial literacy topics.

Fearless Financial Future: Research-based financial information to help us develop and maintain thoughtful and effective financial behaviors.

Plan Well, Retire Well: Saving and investing your money.