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Lake County Extension Office offers courses on how to control and manage personal finances

RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2009

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office is hosting three sets of “Take Control of Your Finances” beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The “Take Control of Your Finances” programs are two classes each. The three sets are Jan. 20 & 27, Feb. 19 & 26 and March 18 & 25. All classes are held at the Agricultural Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Start 2009 right by getting your finances in shape,” said Julie England, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the Lake County Extension Office. “By attending a Take Control of Your Finances program, participants will learn the steps to better managing their money, reducing debt and securing their financial future.”

Participants will also learn how to create a personal spending plan, reduce cost of credit, find leaks in spending, set goals and minimize risk of identity theft.”
Pre-registration is required for each set of classes. The program costs $5 for materials and supplies. For more information or to register, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101 or e-mail rcbass@ufl.edu.

The Lake County Extension Office is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

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