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Women's Money Management Workshops Scheduled in October, November

LAS CRUCES -- Whether you have a little or a lot, small changes in how you manage your money can add up to big changes in your bank account and your lifestyle. A seven-week money management program for women will help participants plan for their financial future.


The Women's Financial Information Program, sponsored by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service and the American Association of Retired Persons, will teach women of all ages to set financial goals, develop spending plans, manage bank accounts and make prudent investments. Men also are invited to attend. Local experts will speak on topics from getting organized to planning for retirement. Participants will then break into smaller groups for discussion and hands-on workshops.

Program participants will meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, and Nov. 12 and 19 at the University Good Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Morning sessions, 9 to 11:30 a.m., and evening sessions, 6 to 8:30 p.m., will be offered. The $15 registration fee covers the cost of all seven workshops, a program workbook, refreshments and handouts for each session. Need-based scholarships are available to help defer registration costs.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 20 and enrollment is limited to the first 50 paid applicants per session. Registration forms are available at the Munson Senior Citizen Center; Branigan Memorial Library; New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department; and the Dona Ana County Extension office.

For more information about the Women's Financial Information Program, contact Pamela Henry-Pollat, county Extension home economist, at (505) 525-6649.