UGA Extension Office

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy for Adults

Classes and workshops include basic budgeting, credit reports and scores, and estate planning.

Upcoming Financial Literacy for Adults classes will be offered in 2023: Contact Cecilia Tran at


Financial Literacy for Youth          

Classes and workshops teach youth about spending, saving, and sharing money and credit for teens.

Upcoming Financial Literacy for Youth classes will be offered in 2023: Contact Courtney Mixon at

Extension Publications
Get Smart About Identity Theft (B 1435) Your personal identity cannot be taken from you, but your identifying information—your Social Security number and other details about you—certainly can be. If your identifying data is used without your permission for another person's dishonest objectives, you become a victim of an identity theft crime. In this digital age, it is more important than ever to protect yourself from identity theft. This publication includes information on how to avoid identity theft, how to request and review your credit report, and what to do if you find suspicious activity on a credit report. Also included is a self diagnosis activity to see if your actions are putting you at risk for identity theft.
Understanding Your Credit Score (C 1043-2) Learn what a credit score is and why it is important. This publication covers what is considered and average credit score and what factors influence your score.
How to Get Out of Debt (C 1045) Learn about types of credit, how to assess your situation if you are in debt, and how to make power payments to get out of debt fast. Getting out of debt helps financial security and planning for the future.
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