University of Maryland Extension

Personal Finance

During these challenging times, more people are concerned about their financial future.  Patricia Maynard, Finance Educator for the University of Maryland Extension is available to teach financial literacy programs to your group or organization.  The University of Maryland Extension offers educational programs, applied research projects and lots of practical information that will empower our community to make informed financial choices and improve the personal finances of our residents.

Some of the classes being offered are:

  • Small Steps to Health and Wealth
  • How are Your Finances?
  • How to Create a Budget
  • 5 Minute Guide to Managing Your Debt
  • How to Manage a Household Budget on a Small Income
  • Living on Less
  • Stretching Your Food Dollar
  • Identity Theft
  • How to Avoid Money Scams
  • Organizing Your Personal Documents
  • Teaching Kids About Money
  • Healthy Cents
  • Financial Nuggets
  • Deciding Which Bills to Pay First
  • Needs vs. Wants
  • How to Avoid Sinking Into Holiday Debt
  • Bill Collectors, Your Debts, Your Rights
  • Credit - Live Credit Smart
  • Facing a Furlough?
  • Develop a Plan

Additional Information

You may also request a specific topic of interest.  Most classes offered are free (some do have a minimal fee).  Email Patricia Maynard at pmaynard@umd.edu. You may also call the Prince George's County office at 301-868-9410.

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