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Financial Literacy for Adults

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When people become educated about financial management, they become empowered to live a better life. Extension's basic financial literacy programs are designed to help consumers plan spending to meet needs, wants and goals today and in the future.

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When Your Income Drops
These fact sheets are designed for individuals and families experiencing a reduction in income through lay-off, reduction in hours or job loss.

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Financial Literacy for Youth

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U.S. teens have enormous purchasing power but often lack the skills to manage resources well, increasing their chances for financial insecurity in later life. Most teens say they need to know more about financial issues, but the topic is often neglected at home. The incorporation of financial literacy into the Georgia Performance Standards for Economic Understanding means that all Georgia students will learn about money management from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Extension-Provided Teacher Trainings
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is now an approved vendor of Professional Learning Units. To help with the implementation of the new performance standards for economic understandings that include standards for financial literacy, College of Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agents are offering "Financial Literacy for High School Students" at various sites around the state. Dates, locations and registrations.

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program
FOR STUDENTS: This financial education program designed for high school juniors and seniors acquaints students with basic financial planning concepts that apply to every day life. The flexible, easy-to-use curriculum is available at no charge.)

FOR LEADERS: This web-based training is designed to help high school teachers, Cooperative Extension educators, Credit Union volunteers, community leaders, etc. to increase the financial decision-making of teenagers. The training is based on HSFPP curriculum which is available at no charge from NEFE.

FOR PARENTS: This online portal offers several ways to stay informed and help your teen in his or her studies.

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Fun and Educational Sites for Kids Informational and Interactive Sites for Teens Resources and Information for Parents and Teachers

Consumer Fraud Prevention and Recourse

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Identity Theft - Deter, Detect, Defend
Using our identity theft page, get connected with State and Federal Agencies, Non-Profits and Legislation to understand and fight back against identity theft.

Telemarketing Fraud: It's a Crime
Publication, leader's guide, and video available from Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. Email Shawn Conroy: shawn.conroy@oca.state.ga.us

In 2003, over 300,000 consumers filed fraud complaints totaling more than $450 million. Most victims are aged 18 to 50. Identity theft, telemarketing fraud, credit repair scams, and others continue to benefit from communications technology. Consumers need to know what they can do to protect themselves from all forms of fraud, and what to do when they are a victim.

End unwanted telemarketing calls with the National Do Not Call registry. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days.

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