Personal Finance is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Personal Finance.
Personal Finance 1
What you can do in this project: learn money management skills and how to live on a budget.
Resource: 07710, Money FUNdamentals
Personal Finance 2
What you can do in this project: learn about wants and needs, values and goal setting; explore ways to use and save money; learn the benefits and drawbacks of credit; and survey and select financial services.
Resource: 07711, Money Moves
Want to learn more about Personal Finance? Try the links below.
Personal Finance Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including Personal Finance. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.
Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.
The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.
- Application for Registration as a Registered Judge for Wisconsin Fairs (1 page, 20 KB) Form to use if you want to become a registered judge in Wisconsin.
- County Fair Exhibit Ideas (1 page, 11 KB)
There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Personal Finance Project. Just follow these links!
Better Business Bureau
Guidance on what to look for before and after you buy, and what to do if you have a complaint.
UW-Madison Steenbock Library Resource Guide: Consumer Science
Guide to links for many consumer-related sites.
For more information on 4-H Personal Finance Project, contact the following:
UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.