Financial Education

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s financial education programs help families and individuals across the state achieve financial well being – keeping pace with day-to-day expenses, reaching financial goals, planning for life’s unexpected events and securing their financial future.

Money Management

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Check Your Free Credit Report

Did you know you can request three free credit reports a year? Your credit report affects many areas of your life—your ability to get a loan and much more.

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Managing Your Personal Finances During Tough Times

We’ve gathered resources to help you make sound financial choices in tough times.

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Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses.

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Rent Smart

Rent Smart helps participants gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful renting experience and to understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

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Tax Credits for  Families

Find out what tax credits are available for you and your family.

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Money Matters

Gain money management skills and build knowledge you can share with your family and friends with online modules.

Young Families

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Saving for Post-Secondary Education

A little savings goes a long way. We give you great tips about saving for your child’s future.

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Money $mart in Head Start

Working with families to promote financial well being beginning in Head Start or Early Head Start.

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Dollars During Development

Teaching children about money through the power of books. We have created Parent Guides for popular children’s books about money to help get the conversation started.

Helping Professionals

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Financial Coaching Strategies

Financial coaching is an approach to help increase individuals’ financial capabilities.

Contact us

For more information about Financial Education programs, contact Jenny Abel.

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