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Ya Ning Katherine Mei
Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
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Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
ymei4@illinois.edu

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

Trent Hawker
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
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Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
tkhawke2@illinois.edu

Money Mentors

Money Mentors

Calendar of Events & Programs

These events are public events and open to the public. We encourage you to check out one of our upcoming events! 

Get $avvy: How to Save Money on Food?

  • Monday, February 26, 2018, at noon-1:00 p.m. Online webinar.

At the end of a busy day, when you’re hungry and tired, do you go home knowing you’re all set to prepare a tasty, healthy dinner or do you pick up food at the most convenient spot?  Are you happy with how much money you spend on food?   If these questions resonate with you, then How to Save Money on Food is the webinar for you!

Tune in to learn how to:

• Make a realistic food plan that balances money, time, and nutritional needs;

• Save money on food expenses; and

• Prevent food waste.

Build a healthy, frugal food plan habit while you’re young and you’ll benefit for the rest of your life

Register this webinar at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1279302

Senior Credit Scores

Do you realize that credit scores are used not only by lenders but also by insurance companies? Even if you do not have any debts currently, you need to monitor your credit report and understand factors that affect your credit score. Keeping a positive credit score can save you money.

SuperPowers: Your Wishes, Done Right!

When you can't talk for yourself, then you need family or friends to make decisions (possibly both health and financial) for you. Luckily, we have legal documents that we can use to communicate our wishes. Writing down what's important to us helps communicate exactly what we want, and reminds people of our wishes in stressful times. Walk away from this presentation with knowledge about these documents and with an action plan for yourself.