Trainers for the course got together Wednesday to learn the "Money Smart" curriculum. Peoples State Bank is sponsoring the program, developed by the FDIC, and picking up the entire cost.
Regulatory Specialist John Kuester says it's only right that you don't charge a fee for financial education because the people who need assistance with finances are generally the very people who can't afford it.
One of the targeted groups in "Money Smart" who may need the financial training is family members of men and women who may be deployed and may not be used to being the primary bill payer.
The nine sessions planned at UW-Marathon County will go over everything from banking basics to building a credit history and applying for home loans. The program should be able to handle about 30 students per class.
To sign up or get more information contact the Marathon County UW-Extension at 261-1231.
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