Money Matters is an online 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 can be completed through online self-study only or online self-study with financial coaching by a UW-Extension educator.
Money Matters consists of a series of 14 modules and 2 bonus modules including:
- Your Financial Strengths
- Explore Credit Scores and Credit Reports
- When You Can’t Pay Your Bills (available in Spanish)
- Making a Spending Plan (available in Spanish)
- Staying Organized
- Retirement Planning Basics (available in Spanish)
- Health Insurance Options for WI
- How Health Insurance Works
- How to Save Money Using Health Insurance
- Managing Student Loans (available in Spanish)
- Credit Unions, Banks, and Other Financial Institutions (available in Spanish)
- Money and Relationships
- Saving Money
- What is Credit and How to Build It
- Curious about non-bank financial technology alternatives (sometimes called FinTech)? Visit our “Navigating Non-bank Financial Technology Alternatives” page to see if they might be for you.
- Veterans: Visit our “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 online program can be completed in partnership with an Extension educator.
Option 1: Online Self Study only
Open to anyone.
For individuals who wish to view the online program without financial coaching.
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.
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.
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.