Additional Categories

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  • Investing, Taxes, and Retirement Planning
    Find tools and fact sheets to help you with decisions about income taxes, asset allocation, taking distributions from retirement plans, and more.
  • Workshops and newsletters
    Subscribe to our electronic newsletter, check our calendar of events, or view a list of workshop topics that you can request for your group or organization.

Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Lake and McHenry Counties

Main Office (Lake County)
100 South US Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-223-8627
FAX: 847-223-9288
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (McHenry County)
1102 McConnell Road
PO Box 1430
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-338-3737
FAX: 815-338-4755
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Consumer Economics

Consumer Economics

Managing Spending and Debt

Check here for ideas about reducing expenses and managing your debt.

  • Getting Through Tough Financial Times
    Whether you have lost your home or job or are concerned with the decreasing value of your assets, you must rethink your money management strategies to minimize the impact of the current financial situation. This website is designed to help you make good decisions during these tough financial times.