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Helping families strengthen their financial management skills

couplemoney2The past few years have brought financial challenges to many people throughout the commonwealth. One in every nine Virginians lives at or below the poverty level and the current economic climate has only emphasized the need for additional financial education.

Virginia Cooperative Extension has taken steps to help fill this need through its Master Financial Education Volunteer Program. The MFEV program focuses on helping families build their financial capability through classes on topics such as managing money, planning for home ownership, getting out of debt, retirement planning, and preventing identity theft. The program also provides one-on-one mentoring. Continue reading

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