ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Penn State Extension Lehigh County is offering a webinar series of “Your Money Matters” at no charge. The topics are Developing a Budget, Setting Money Goals, Credit Cards, Debt Management, and Identity Theft. Anyone interested in developing a healthier relationship with money, building a realistic spending plan, and working toward financial goals will benefit from this webinar series.
Budgeting is the foundation of a healthy relationship with money. Your Money Matters: Developing a Budget will discuss the process of creating a plan to spend and invest your hard-earned money wisely to meet your personal and financial goals in life. A realistic budget allows one to meet their needs and many of their wants while still saving for the future. Learn to create a plan to spend and invest your hard-earned money wisely during this virtual event!
Your Money Matters: Developing a Budget Webinar, March 21, 2022, 11:30 am – 12:30pm
To register: https://extension.psu.edu/your-money-matters-developing-a-budget or call 1-877-345-0691.
Goal setting is a roadmap to success with a higher level of financial security, freedom, and literacy. Without a financial destination or a plan, we often find ourselves on convoluted paths toward meeting our needs, our desires, and our dreams. Your Money Matters: Setting Money Goals will help keep you focused when making decisions about how you allocate your money. Clear goals allow us to celebrate accomplishments and the small steps taken toward goal achievement. Keep focused when making decisions about how you allocate your money!
Your Money Matters: Setting Money Goals Webinar, March 28, 2022, 11:30am – 12:30pm
To register: https://extension.psu.edu/your-money-matters-setting-money-goals or call 1-877-345-0691.
Credit cards are useful tools, however understanding how they work and how to use them wisely is important to maintaining financial wellbeing. Credit cards are powerful financial tools, especially for building a credit history. However, they may cause consumers to spend more than what is allowed in their budget. Credit cards can create the illusion of free money. It is necessary to learn how to manage credit cards wisely to maintain financial health.
Your Money Matters: Credit Cards Webinar, April 11, 2022, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
To register: https://extension.psu.edu/your-money-matters-credit-cards or call 1-877-345-0691.
Sometimes we feel like we are in over our heads, and debt is weighing us down. There are things we can do to control, fix, and avoid getting into excessive debt. Over-borrowing money can be a downward spiral into financial despair if not caught and controlled. Financial stress can take a toll on one’s physical health, relationships, and overall wellbeing. No matter what someone’s level of debt is, there are many strategies and resources available to control the pattern and get back on a path of financial wellness.
Your Money Matters: Debt Management Webinar, April 25, 2022, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
To register: https://extension.psu.edu/your-money-matters-debt-management or call 1-877-345-0691.
Self-protection is key to avoiding scams and frauds against consumers. Responding promptly is critical to preventing further damage and recovering from attempts to steal your identity that can wreak havoc with one’s credit and good name. New scams pop up all the time and staying ahead of fraudsters is one sure way to avoid becoming a victim. Even so, many people still find that their accounts have been hacked or that someone opened credit using their personal information. Protecting your identity, monitoring accounts, and responding promptly to erroneous transactions help keep us financially safe. Learn how to protect your identity during this virtual event.
Your Money Matters: Identity Theft Webinar, May 9, 2022, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
To register: https://extension.psu.edu/your-money-matters-identity-theft or call 877-345-0691.
The webinar series is being offered at no charge to participants. Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.
Used with permission and based on the Money Counts: A Financial Literacy Series program at the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial Center at Penn State University.
If you cannot register online, please call for assistance at 1-877-345-0691 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Questions regarding Your Money Matters Webinar Series contact Denise Continenza at 610-391-9840.
–Penn State Extension