This website is designed to share trusted resources used or developed by Wisconsin Extension Financial Education professionals. It is designed to help people make sound financial choices in tough times. All materials are free for personal use.

The UW has Extension financial educators who can help you find resources and come up with a personal plan. Find contact information for Extension financial educator by clicking on this link. You can also contact your local Extension office for more information. Click here to find your Extension office.

If you would like to talk to a financial or housing counselor about your situation, click here for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website or call 833-746-7577. NFCC is a network of nonprofit consumer credit counseling agencies that provide services online and over the phone.

NEW: Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19 

Recursos financieros que le pueden ayudar durante la pandemia de COVID-19

Topics to help address financial challenges:

  1. Talking with Family & Managing Stress
  2. Creating a Budget
  3. The Balancing Act: Cutting Expenses and Increasing Income
  4. Keeping Up with Credit and Debt
  5. Considering Foreclosure & Bankruptcy
  6. Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Handouts on managing personal finances:

You may want to download or print the handouts below for later reading or to share with someone else.

Cutting Back and Keeping Up When Money is Tight Whether it’s due to a drop in income, a big unexpected expense, or the cost of everyday living overtaking your paycheck, there are steps you can take to get a handle on your finances – and your financial stress.

Cómo reducir los gastos y estar al día con las cuentas cuando hay poco dinero (Cutting Back and Keeping Up When Money is Tight en Espanol) Ya sea por una reducción de ingreso, un gasto grande inesperado o porque el costo del diario vivir es mayor que su cheque de sueldo, hay pasos que usted puede tomar para controlar sus finanzas –y su estrés financiero.

Dealing with a Drop in Income Sometimes a household’s income drops suddenly and drastically because of a job layoff, an illness or death, or a divorce. This document walks you through everything you need to know when times are tough and the bills keep coming after your income drops.

Dealing with a Drop in Income in Espanol: Cómo Manejar una Reducción de los Ingresos

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