Financial Management

Money 101 /

Today's students are leaving college without adequate preparation for the financial challenges they face as working adults.  Money 101 / is a program designed to motivate young adults to engage in their own financial futures and increase their skills and capacity for building wealth over their working lives.


Legally Secure Your Financial Future: Organize, Communicate, Prepare (LSYFF)

LSYFF is a national template program designed for Extension educators to facilitate using invited local experts. Planning guidelines and resources are provided on these topics: Organize Your Important Household Papers, Communicate Your Advance Directives for Health Care, and Prepare Your Estate Plan.


Getting Organized

Kansas families need the skills to organize their important records. Financial records are key to a strong personal credit standing, can help you save money on taxes and estate planning and are a continuing indication of your financial progress.

Kansas Financial Action Ream members created an agent guide with three versions of the lesson in 30 minute, 60 minute and 1.5 hour time allotments. The Leader Guide includes ice breaker, activities to extend participant learning and an evaluation so every agent’s good work can contribute to a statewide impact we can be proud of.



Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) is a free program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides you with many resources that will help you with your struggle through the Medicare maze.


Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW)

Originated by Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension's major health finance initiative, Small Steps to Health and Wealth is designed to motivate consumers to implement behavior change strategies that simultaneously improve their health and personal finances.


Wills and Estate Planning

Estate planning involves more than just the dollar value of the things owned. Every estate plan is different. Each is unique.  If an estate is modest, perhaps the main issue will be concern about who will get the things at death.  If an estate is large, there will also need to be concern about economic issues.  When a person actually calculates the value of their gross estate, the person might be surprised at its size.