Media Release

Extension Office gives citizens a Smart Financial Start

Thursday, September 13, 2007 1:00 AM
11:25 a.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - Beginning October 1, the Alachua County Extension Office will hold a series of classes entitled $mart Financial $tart, which will present strategies for successful financial planning to newlyweds (though all are welcome).  All sessions will be held 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Alachua Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville.
The four-part series will be free of charge and free materials will be distributed to those attending.  Please call (352) 955-2402 to register. The schedule is as follows:
October 1 - Getting Financially Organized
  • Net Worth Statement
  • Your Financial Goals
  • Designing Your Spending Plan
  • Record Keeping and Important Papers
October 8 - Making Credit Work for You
  • Your Credit Report and Score
  • Your Credit Management Plan
  • Identification Theft Prevention
  • Living Better for Less
October 15 - Decision Making in the Insurance Maze:  What's available? How much do you need?
  • Health
  • Auto
  • Life
  • Disability
  • Home Owner's or Renter's
October 22 - Getting a Head Start on Your Financial Future
  • Your Savings Plan
  • Your Retirement Plan
  • Basic Estate Planning
For more information, please call the Alachua County Extension Office at (352) 955-2402.


  • 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).