Money Matters

Money matters is a program designed to improve your financial habits. Through this course, you will gain money management skills and build knowledge you can share with your family and friends. The course is offered both online and through county UW offices.

a tree growing from moneyIt consists of a series of 12 modules including:

  • Your Financial Strengths
  • Explore Credit Scores and Credit Reports
  • When You Can’t Pay Your Bills
  • Making a Spending Plan
  • Staying Organized
  • Retirement Planning Basics
  • Health Insurance Options for WI
  • How Health Insurance Works
  • How to Save Money Using Health Insurance
  • Managing Student Loans
  • Credit Unions, Banks, and Other Financial Institutions
  • Money and Relationships

Plus for Veterans: Visit our Money Matters “Veterans and Finances” page to find resources and strategies to move your finances forward.

After finishing the course, Wisconsin residents can receive a certificate of completion if you meet the requirements.

Interested in Taking the Course?

The program can be completed online and/or in partnership with an Extension educator.

Option 1: Online Self Study only

Open to anyone.

For individuals who wish to view the program online only.

This option is best if you do not live in Wisconsin or live in a Wisconsin county without a Money Matters instructor.

Certificates of completion are only available for Wisconsin residents.

No cost.


View the online course 

Option 2: Online Self Study with Financial Coaching

Only available to people living in participating Wisconsin counties.

In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must complete the quiz at the end of each module and contact your county Educator.

No cost.


Find an instructor in your area

Option 3: Program Referral

Only available if you have been referred to the program.

If you are completing Money Matters as part of a program that has partnered with Extension, contact the educator in your county to find out about program requirements.

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