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.
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.
2020 Farm Survey The approximately 10-minute survey covers potential impacts of COVID-10 on the agriculture industry.
Flood Risks The goal of the nonprofit partnership is to share data to study and report on past, present and future economic impacts of flooding in America.
Federally funded project to aid Georgia couples Strengthening Relationships