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2014 Conference

April 9–11, 2014

Intercontinental, Milwaukee, WI

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Empowering Women Through Extension Education - Women and Money: Unique Issues

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM–6:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Short Abstract

Societal dynamics and their effects on gender roles and family structures underscore a distinct need for financial management education to address the unique issues that women may encounter.  Women and Money: Unique Issues, developed by the University of Florida, is a new curriculum series designed to provide women with information and encouragement about being financially successful. This series encompasses financial management for women across the life cycle and through family transitions. Establishing the unique issues, the multi-session curriculum builds on financial organization, money communication, goal setting, asset protection, estate planning, and concludes with retirement. To date, 91 participants have completed the program. Evaluations indicated that 1) 100% of the participants learned about unique money issues facing women today; 2) 100% of the participants identified and set financial goals; and 3) 97% of the participants developed household spending plans.

First & Corresponding Author

Martie Gillen, Ph.D., MBA, University of Florida

Add'l Authors In The Order To Be Printed

Lynda Spence, MS, University of Florida
Diann Douglas, MS, University of Florida
Brenda Williams, Ed.D., University of Florida