My Extension resolution for the new year is to expand learning opportunities online. Our audiences have plenty of activities on their calendars and this approach should provide another option to participate. Two programs are set to roll during the first few months of the year.
On January 19th, from 6-8 pm, Family Finance staff are offering the second presentation of our health insurance program, Smart Choice: Health Insurance. The class will take 2 hours of your time and includes vocabulary, definitions for different forms of policy coverage, a review of what personal factors should be used to select coverage, and information about changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. Even if you have employer insurance the content will help you make a “smart choice”. Open enrollment continues until February 15th for everyone purchasing private coverage. As many participants have shared in our face to face presentations, “You usually don’t understand your coverage until you need to use it, and then it can be too late.” To register for the class go to: http://tinyurl.com/pvmceb7.
On the first Monday evening of each month beginning at 5:30 pm you can take a short 2 hour class which contains content from our Your Money Your Future program. During the online class time we’ll go over methods to track spending, discuss setting up a spending plan, and talk about working toward achieving financial goals. Stop by your Extension office to pick up a registration brochure, the fee is $15. Or call the Cerro Gordo Extension office to find out how to register. 641-423-9844 Date choices include Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, or June 1.