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Kathy Sweedler
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
sweedler@illinois.edu

Brooke Haag
EH Program Coordinator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
bhaag2@illinois.edu

Consumer Economics

Consumer Economics

Spending, borrowing, saving, investing, protecting -- there's always something new to learn about managing our money!

Volunteeer Opportunity -- Money Mentor

Looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? Money Mentors help other community members with basic money management. Money Mentor volunteers learn about personal finance and have an opportunity to help others manage their money more effectively. Interested? We'd like to hear from you.

Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at sweedler@illinois.edu

Champaign County Saves

Looking for some extra help and motivation to save money? Set a savings pledge at Champaign County Saves. You will receive a quarterly newsletter with saving tips and stories. You can also sign-up to receive saving tips by text messages, plus a chance to participate in competiitons and win prizes!

If your organization would like to become a Champaign County Saves Partner, contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics.

Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at sweedler@illinois.edu

Financial Literacy Directory- Champaign County

Many different organizations and businesses in Champaign County offer programs and services related to financial literacy, education, and counseling. The goal of this directory is to help people find services they need related to financial management. In addition, the directory may help connect organizations that may benefit by partnering on projects.
 
This directory was initially compiled by Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance in 2011. University of Illinois Extension updated and produced this revised version. 
 
Please click HERE to download the directory.

Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at sweedler@illinois.edu

MSW Cooperative Extension National Partnership

USDA/NIFA Cooperative Extension is a national partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to bring Money Smart Week throughout the nation.

Would you like to learn more about Cooperative Extension's efforts nationwide for Money Smart Week? Join the list serve, msw@lyris.nifa.usda.gov. To join, email Sylvia Montgomery at SMONTGOMERY@nifa.usda.gov

Listen to the February 1, 2016 webinar, Money Smart Week -- Increasing Your Program Visibility.

The PowerPoint presentation is also available for the webinar.

Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at sweedler@illinois.edu

Money Smart Week

Do you want to be a Money Smart Week Kid? Join the MSW Kid Essay contest! This year's question is "Do you think there is a connection between financial health and physical health?"

Youth (5th - 8th grade )in Champaign and Vermilion counties can participate -- there's a high school category in Vermilion too.

Go to Champaign MSW Kid Essay Contest or Vermilion MSW Kid Essay Contest to download an application and read more about the contest.

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Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at sweedler@illinois.edu

Financial Wellness for College Students

The Financial Wellness for College Students program helps college students to develop effective money management skills, and provides practical resources and educational opportunities to help them make informed financial decisions.

Students can meet one-on-one with Peer Educators to ask questions about their finances during office hours. Students can drop in during office hours or make an appointment by calling (217) 244-5580 or email FinancialWellnessUIE@gmail.com.We are located at Wellness Center, Concourse Level of ARC, 201 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820.

For non-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, you can email or call in for help.

Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at sweedler@illinois.edu

Featured Websites

Local Resources and Information - Financial Tools

  • Inventory of Accounts PDF
    An inventory of your accounts can help your power of attorney for property manage your finances.

  • SuperPowers Action Plan PDF
    Make an action plan to communicate your wishes about health care and property if you can't speak for yourself.

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