Finding reliable guidance on financial management topics can be a challenge. Since 1906, Texas AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with financial management instruction and is now training volunteers who will be able to provide their neighbors with the education and tools needed for living financially savvy.
The Building Dollar$ and Sen$e Volunteer Initiative is an AgriLife Extension program that provides volunteers with 30 hours of training in financial management and literacy education. In return, the volunteers agree to give back a minimum of 30 hours in return. The volunteer opportunities are diverse - giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with lesson series, distributing information at community fairs or events and much more. Previous financial management training is not required, however, an interest in living financially savvy and helping others do the same is.
Each participant who completes the training will receive a Certificate of Completion that will indicate that the proud volunteer has the tools and knowledge needed to represent the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The training focuses on developing and using spending plans, tracking expenses, managing credit, understanding risk, and planning for retirement.
Training classes will begin on Friday, April 1, and continue on the following Friday's April 8, 15, 29, May 6 and May 13. All classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 5th floor conference center of the Tarrant County Plaza Building at 200 Taylor Street in downtown Fort Worth.
Those who want to sign up for the course should contact Marian Ross, County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences, at 817-884-1294, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.