Wisconsin celebrates Money Smart Week April 22-29

There’s no better time to think about personal financial goals than during Money Smart Week Wisconsin from April 22-29. Many University of Wisconsin-Extension offices and partner organizations offer a range of financial education seminars, workshops, displays and more at various locations statewide. Interested individuals can find Money Smart Week events in their area online at moneysmartweek.org.

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UW-Extension: Check your free credit report to build financial security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records.

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Credit report or credit score—what’s the difference?

University of Wisconsin-Extension educators have focused on helping people get copies of their credit reports through their “Check Your Free Credit Report” website for the past several years. Since the campaign started, many people have also reached out to UW-Extension with questions about obtaining a credit score.

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When and how to teach kids about money

Young children often have trouble understanding why they can’t have every toy or piece of candy they see at the store. But by around age 10, kids begin to comprehend that money is a limited resource.

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Focus turns to financial literacy during Money Smart Week 2015

Every year, businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media come together to stress the importance of financial literacy during Money Smart Week. Since 2001, organizations have partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present educational seminars, workshops, classes and more at various locations across the country.

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Boosting Wisconsin families’ financial literacy

UW-Extension collaboration with Head Start linked to positive changes in financial behaviors, attitudes Contact Peggy Olive, 608-647-6148, peggy.olive@ces.uwex.edu or J. Michael Collins, 608-262-0369, jmcollins@wisc.edu Finding a few extra dollars at the end of the month can make a big difference to Wisconsin families feeling the pinch of a tight economy. To help lower-income families improve […]

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UW-Extension’s Dane County Financial Education Center chosen for 2010 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

Center provides resources for people facing financial challenges Contact Debra Neubauer, 608-261-5077, deb.neubauer@ces.uwex.edu Madison, Wis.—UW-Extension’s Dane County Financial Education Center has been chosen to receive the 2010 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. “Financial literacy is critical to helping people manage their money, which is especially important in these tough economic times,” said Governor Doyle. “I thank […]

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