Family Financial

Dedra Thomas, Family Financial Specialist, offers personal financial management classes in Johnson County on various topics that include, but are not limited to:

Budgeting

  • Prepare a personal spending plan or budget to learn your money habits.

Debt Management/Debt Settlement

  • Participants will learn how to control and manage existing debt and the pros and cons of Debt Settlement Companies.

Your credit Report/Building and Repairing Credit

  • Learn how to read a credit report and build and repair your credit history

Identity Theft

  • Learn how to guard against identity theft and keep your identity safe

Consumer Fraud

  • Participants will learn how to protect themselves from consumer fraud via the internet, mail and telephone

Estate Planning For Everyone

  • Learn the importance of an estate plan for individuals, couples and families

Post-Retirement Planning

  • Retired individuals and families will learn about personal planning that takes place after retirement

Articles 

Five Saving Tips

As the price of food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare, hobbies and vacations continue to rise, is it possible for budget-conscious parents to save money without making dramatic changes - without doing a complete lifestyle overhaul? As it happens, small sacrifices go a long way, and can make a big difference.

Here are 5 ways to save money. And they require practically zero effort. Click here for Dedra Thomas' article.

Upcoming Programs

Your Credit Matters

In this workshop, participants will learn how to repair their credit report, understand the information on the credit report and how it is utilized by creditors, employers, insurance companies and others. Participants will also learn how to receive a free report annually and tips on how to increase their credit score.  For more information about registration click here or for a flyer click here.

 

For workshop information or to set up a one-on-one appointment, contact Dedra at 660.747.3193 or thomasded@missouri.edu