Media Release

County Offers a Smart Financial Start

Friday, March 16, 2007 1:00 AM

3:55 p.m.


County Offers a Smart Financial Start


The Alachua County Extension Office is offering a free, four-part series on successful financial planning strategies for newlyweds (others welcome).  The classes are offered on April 2, 9, 16, & 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Alachua County Extension Office located at 2800 NE 39th Ave. Gainesville, Fl.  To register call 352-955-2402.


Class schedule:


April 2                   Getting Financially Organized

·        Net Worth Statement

·        Your Financial Goals

·        Designing Your Spending Plan

·        Record Keeping and Important Papers


April 9                   Making Credit Work for You

        • Your Credit Report and Score
        • Your Credit Management Plan
        • Identification Theft Prevention
        • Living Better for Less


April   16             Decision Making in the Insurance Maze

·        What is available?  How much do you need?

        • Health
        • Auto
        • Life
        • Disability
        • Home Owner’s or Renter’s


April   30          Getting a Head Start on Your Financial Future

        • Your Savings Plan
        • Your Retirement Plan
        • Basic Estate Planning


Many free materials will be distributed to those attending.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).