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Take proactive steps to improve overall economic well-being

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URBANA, Ill. – In these times, many people feel overwhelmed by financial worries and feel uncomfortable talking about it. Whatever the circumstances, there are ways to get through these tough economic times, relieve stress and anxiety and regain control of finances.

Gain the financial knowledge and confidence to talk with family, friends, and financial professionals about money by joining any or all the free "Let's Talk Money" online sessions, the 7-week series led by University of Illinois Extension.

“The Let’s Talk Money series will enable participants to take proactive and efficient steps to improve their financial well-being,” says Emily Harmon, Illinois Extension Financial educator.

Participants will receive research-based information and learn how to have conversations about money to make better decisions for their financial lives.

Session dates:

June 6 | Noon: Who Are You With Money?

June 13 | Noon: How Much is Too Much Debt

June 20 | Noon: Fair Access to Credit

June 27 | Noon: Debt Repayment Strategies

July 11 | Noon: Credit Scores Revealed

July 18 | Noon: Secrets for Financial Success

July 25 | Noon: Make Your Savings Grow

Register by visiting

If more information or a reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Emily Harmon at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.

For more financial resources, visit the Plan Well, Retire Well blog. Extension educators are available to help explore options for taking steps toward healthy finances.


SOURCE: Emily Harmon, Financial Educator, Illinois Extension
WRITER: Herbert Chavez, Media Communications Coordinator, Illinois Extension

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.