When people become educated about financial management, they become empowered to live a better life. UGA Extension's basic financial capability programs are designed to help consumers plan their spending to meet their needs, wants and goals today and in the future.
UGA Extension also offers programs to help consumers improve credit scores, get out of debt and rebuild credit after bankruptcy. Preventive education helps consumers use credit wisely and avoid problems before they start.
We provide resources to help people understand wealth accumulation, protection, and distribution, including estate planning, insurance and investing.
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Finances: Capability, Credit, and Planning Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to finances.
Impact Statements: Financial Planning Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to financial planning.
UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.
Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs Information and advocacy for Georgia residents.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Governmental site that makes consumer complaint stories public.
Metro Markets Mobile markets bring produce and cooking lessons to metro Fulton and DeKalb county neighborhoods.
Hep A Threat Frozen berries recalled because of potential hepatitis A health risk.
No Relief Farmers continue to struggle from hurricane without federal assistance.