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Your money your future workshop to be held in Grundy Center Oct. 22 & Nov. 19

October 13, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Technology is helping Americans get a better handle on their day-to-day finances, especially when it comes to routine tasks such as creating budgets and tracking spending. Iowa State University Extension & Outreach is providing an exciting opportunity for individuals wanting to learn the basics and best practices in using technology for personal financial management.

The Your Money Your Future WORKSHOP will be offered by the Grundy County Extension office on October 22 and November 19 from 6:00 8:00 PM. The program will be held at the Grundy Center Community Center. This is a hands-on WORKING workshop where participants will bring their own laptop, iPad or tablet along with their personal income and expenses for the past 1 - 2 months. The class will be limited to 10 to allow for privacy space between participants as they work and apply what they learn, to their own financial data. "The hands-on approach to financial education is the key to making it stick," says Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension Family Finance Specialist. "You don't connect to it unless you have real experiences."

The October class will focus on creating a Spending Plan and Tracking Spending. Participants will also learn how to use an Excel Spreadsheet in Google Documents. The second class, a month later, will focus on credit and credit reports and how to access additional online financial resources.

The class fee and a dinner for participants are sponsored by GNB and Grundy County Extension & Outreach. Because of the generous sponsorship by GNB, this class is being offered free of charge for participants. Class size is limited, however, so be sure to pre-register by October 19, 2013. Pre-registration is required.

Please contact Shari at the Grundy County Extension & Outreach office at 319-824-6979 or for registration or more information. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required and needs to be completed no later than October 19, 2013.



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