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UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Financial Education program helps 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.

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Outsmarting Scammers

Have you ever fallen for a scam? If so, you are not alone. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s website states that “consumers lose more than $40 billion a year to telemarketing fraud”. And it’s just getting worse. According to a 2021 Scam and Robocall Report, phone scam attempts increased by over 116% in […]

Extension’s Impact: Boosting Financial Skills for Social Workers

One in three Wisconsinites is struggling to afford necessities such as housing, food, clothing and transportation. Across our state close to 600,000 people live below the federal poverty level, and an additional 1.3 million Wisconsinites live in a household that struggles to cover basic household expenses. Many individuals and families turn to social service agencies […]

Coping with Rising Prices

With gas prices passing $4.00/gallon in Wisconsin many of us are feeling the pinch at the pump. While many families are still recovering from losing income during the pandemic, the current spikes in prices for gas and food can feel particularly hard to manage right now. Consider trying some of the strategies listed below to […]

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Sharing Expert Testimony at the Wisconsin State Capital

On March 1, Chelsea Wunnicke, Human Development and Relationships Educator Richland County, and Jenny Abel, Financial Security Outreach Program Manager, presented expert testimony on universal savings accounts for all children.  Wunnicke and Abel shared research-based context at the public hearing for the 2021 Senate Bill 947.  The public hearing was with the Assembly Committee on Ways […]

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