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UF/IFAS offers classes for ‘America Saves Week’

RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2015

TAVARES – As part of “America Saves Week” Feb. 23 – 28, The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering a variety of in-person and online educational classes to help people build wealth instead of debt. 

“America Saves Week is a great opportunity to help people in our community save more successfully and improve their finances,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, who is coordinating the events. 

The America Saves Financial Challenge is an online program from Feb. 22 – March 23 and offers free enrollment at http://bit.ly/MoneyChallenge2015. For more information on America Saves Week and to register to become a “Saver,” visit the UF/IFAS Lake County Money Management webpage at: http://bit.ly/lakefinances or contact Julie England at julieeng@ufl.edu or 352-343-4101 ext. 2721  

The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County also provides year-round one-on-one financial coaching from Florida Master Money Mentors. These trained volunteers help people create a plan for improving finances and provide individualized assistance in achieving their goals. To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/lakefinances.

What’s Your Money Personality?
Learn ways to build a spending plan.
Feb. 24
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Agricultural Center
1951 Woodlea Road
Organize Your Important Papers
Learn about documentation storage and organization.
Feb. 23
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Lady Lake Library
225 West Guava St.
Create a Spending Plan You Can Live With
A Florida Master Money Mentor explains the free Money Management Calendar
Feb. 25
1:30 p.m.
Astor Library
54905 Alco Road
Call 352-759-9913 to register.
Where to Turn for Financial Advice
Feb. 25
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Personal Finance Questions: Realities & Myths
Feb. 26
Noon - 1:00 p.m.


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UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County

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