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Camaya Wallace Bechard
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270

Money Mentors

Money Mentors

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What is the Money Mentor program?

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, the Money Mentor program is a network of trained volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals who request help with personal money management.

Money Mentor volunteers build financial capacity in our local communities by providing financial education and coaching to individuals. In addition to mentoring, individuals work to increase financial capacity in local communities by providing community outreach through displays, community talks, or other outreach 

How can a Money Mentor help me?

Money Mentors are available to assist individuals with personal finance strategies, including:

  • Budgeting
  • Establishing Financial Goals
  • Building Savings
  • Managing Credit
  • Organizing Finances

Is there a cost to meet with a Money Mentor?

There is no cost to meet one-on-one with a Money Mentor. To be paired with a Money Mentor please fill out the Mentee Participant Enrollment Form located on the right-hand side of the screen. If you have questions or would like to learn more contact the Extension office at 309-663-8306.

If you would like to be paired with a mentor, please contact us. 

How do I become a Money Mentor?

You do not need to be a financial professional to be a mentor-we'll train you! Mentors receive approximately 30 hours of instruction during a 6-week training class. training includes face to face classes as well as "homework". People who are well organized, good communicators, and an ability to work independently are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to volunteer with this program, please fill out the Money Mentor application form. Click here to access the application form for McLean County. If you have questions or would like to learn more contact the Extension office at (309) 663-8306.

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