Whether you are thinking about how to invest for retirement or how to build a college fund, face issues with purchasing a new home or avoiding foreclosure, or if you want to learn how to handle credit card debt, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has experts that can help you. MSU Extension assists individuals, households, organizations and communities become sustainable through workshops and other education related to financial capability and home pre-purchase education. It also offers resources, including MI Money Health , a website maintained to provide Michigan citizens with access to non-commercial, reliable personal financial information.
Workshops can be provided on the following topics:
- Making Decisions About Money
- Creating and Managing a Spending Plan
- Using Financial Products and Services
- Credit, including loans and lending
- Managing Risk with Insurance
- Using Financial Services
- Saving and Investing
- ID Theft and Consumer Fraud
Online educational options, available 24/7, include:
eHome Money is a personal guide to financial health. It’s a fun, informative, low-cost course that you take online at your own pace, on your own schedule, at any computer. With eHome Money you learn the steps you can take to reduce debt, raise your credit score and improve your whole financial picture.
As a HUD and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) certified agency, MSU Extension has been providing housing education for over 20 years. By completing the online eHome America course and learning about available local, state and federal housing financing programs, participants can take positive steps to reach their goal of home ownership. In order to receive a certificate of completion participants will need to complete a discussion (in-person or via phone) with a Michigan State University Extension Certified Housing Counselor.
For further information, please call 248-858-0880.
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