Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Family Budget Education

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Family Budgeting

Family Budgeting

Financial Literacy Education

CCEDC provides on-site and fee-for-service presentations for organizations interested in Financial Literacy Training. 

Topics provided are:

  • Saving money, budgeting and recordkeeping
  • Need vs. wants
  • Checking and debit accounts
  • Understanding credit reports, credit scores and debt
  • Financial/ Credit scams

These workshops are provided to groups of 4 or more that consist of: adults (18 and up), family units, and seniors (65 and older)

Benefits:

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Family Budget Education Program will help you take control of your finances by helping you to:

  • Open Family Communication Channels
  • Set Family Financial Goals
  • Organize Financial Records
  • Develop a Written Budget
  • Manage Credit and Debt
  • Pay Bills on Time
  • Talk to Creditors and Negotiate Repayment Plans
  • Use Local Community Resources
  • Save Money Regularly

Free Adult Workshops:

Your Money, Your Goals is a set of financial empowerment materials for organizations that help people meet their financial goals by increasing their knowledge, skills, and resources.

Topics covered in this scheduled series:

  • Module 1: Setting Goals
  • Module 2: Saving
  • Module 3: Tracking Income and Benefits
  • Module 4: Paying Bills
  • Module 5: Getting Through the Month
  • Module 6: Dealing with Debt
  • Module 7: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores
  • Module 8: Choosing Financial Products and Services
  • Module 9: Protecting Your Money

This workshop can be tailored to the needs of your audience and the focus of your program.

The Money Smart for Older Adults Program raises awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and encourages advance planning and informed financial decision-making. Money Smart for Older Adults was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

Topics covered in one 2-hour session:

  • Elder financial exploitation
  • Identity theft 
  • Ability manage your finances 
  • Prepare for disasters

This workshop can be tailored to the needs of your audience and the focus of your program.

Contact

Heather Ohlson
Educator; Family & Consumer Education Program
hlo9@cornell.edu
845-677-8223 x156

Last updated October 19, 2022