Teaching You to Manage Your Money


Our mission is to teach money management skills to Dane County individuals and families.  We mobilize volunteers and staff to provide unbiased, accessible financial education through workshops, one-on-one coaching and other asset building services.  As a program of  Dane County UW-Extension, we provide information, tools and other resources that give the necessary skills to increase credit worthiness, reduce barriers to housing, eat healthy on a budget, and improve overall financial capability.

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Bilingual Volunteer Opportunity!

We are looking for bilingual volunteers to join our Volunteer Financial Coaching team.  Check out the attached flier to find out more information!

Changes coming to your credit report

There have been many important changes to credit reports this spring, with more changes coming in fall 2018. UW-Extension’s Check Your Free Credit Report campaign can help you keep track of these changes and also make the process of ordering your free credit reports as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10.

Claim Your Child Sales Tax Rebate Now!

Wisconsin Parents, claim your Child Tax Rebate now! Get $100 per eligible child back in your wallet today.

File your taxes for FREE at myfreetaxes.com!

MyFreeTaxes is a free, simple, and safe way for individuals or households earning less than $66,000 to file federal and up to three state tax returns.

Poverty Simulation for Madison Fire Department

On Tuesday, December 19th, Dane County UW-Extension hosted a poverty simulation for fire chiefs, new graduates, and office employees alike at Fire Station #1 in downtown Madison. This experience helps these first responders better understand the stressors and barriers that many of their clients face each day.

Protecting Yourself After the Equifax Data Breach

Check out this fact sheet to find out how to keep your credit and identity safe in the aftermath of the Equifax data breach. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign makes the process of ordering and reviewing a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.extension.wisc.edu/creditreport.