Financial Management

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension offers a number of resources to help families and individuals stretch their dollars and meet their financial goals.

  • Money Matters – This series of online modules can help you learn new money management skills and build on your financial strengths. Contact Bayfield County UW-Extension to learn how you can receive a certificate of completion to meet local financial education requirements.
  • Financial Education Group Workshops for agencies and organizations on a variety of topics including building credit, budgeting, saving and more. Contact us for our next workshop of call to schedule an event for your organization
  • Rent Smart  – Renting affordable housing is a big step. This program helps individuals build knowledge and skills for a successful rental experience. Contact Bayfield County UW-Extension for information on how to schedule a workshop for your organization. .
  • Money Management Coaching and Individual Counseling providing support and encouragement to help people gain financial stability and pursue their goals. Meet in person or via Web to help extend dollars, organize finances, meet monthly expenses and learn about area resources that can help.

Resources and Links

Check Your Credit Report Lots of people can read your credit report: landlords, employers, insurance agencies, banks and more. You should know what they see. Learn why credit reports matter and how to check yours.

Pay Down Debt with Power Pay    Making “Power Payments” is a widely recommended way to pay down debt  faster so you can start saving. This website from Utah State University Extension offers tools that make it easy to implement this strategy.  Also features other useful resources like a Spending Plan tool that creates your budget online instead of with a pencil and paper.

Spend Smart Eat Smart  This fun, interactive resource from Iowa State University Extension offers a number of useful tools for cutting back on food costs.  Meal planning, smart shopping, low-cost recipes and more.

Paying Down Credit Card Debt  This site from the Federal Trade Commission offers information on paying down credit card debt including a calculator to show how much you can save by paying more than the minimum payment required.

Ballpark Estimate An easy-to-use worksheet that helps consumers identify approximately how much to save in order to fund a comfortable retirement. Can be completed on paper or online to let the computer do the math. Designed for consumers wtih more than 10 years left before retirement.

To schedule an appointment, arrange a workshop or ask a question, contact:
Liz Lexau
Extension Bayfield County
Courthouse, PO Box 218
Washburn, WI  54891
715- 373-6104, ext. 252
711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD)

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. In certain situations, information related to requests may be shared with staff or units necessary to help coordinate an appropriate accommodation.

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