Family Financial Programs and Resources


Managing your Money 

Money Management: Living on Less

Solutions for Better Living in These Tough Economic Times

Making Money Count

Financial Decision-Making in Stepfamilies

Credit in the Family Budget

Learning for Better Living: Reaching Your Goals

Homebuyers Resource Guide: Home Ownership Made Easier

Keeping the Roof over your head: A consumer guide to Homeowners Insurance

Financial Recovery and Risk Management

Tips for Saving Money       

      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 doinga 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.

Financial Programs

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


  • Personal spending plans or budgets to learn your money habits.

Debt Management/Debt Settlement

  • Control and manage existing debt and the pros and cons of Debt Settlement Companies.

Credit Report/Building and Repairing Credit

  • How to read a credit report and build and repair credit history.

Identity Theft

  • Guard against identity theft and keep your identity safe.

Consumer Fraud

  • Strategies to protect yourself from consumer fraud via online, mail, and telephone.

Estate Planning For Everyone

  • Establishing an estate plan for individuals, couples, and families.

Post-Retirement Planning

  • Personal planning for post-retirement individuals and families.

For workshop information or to set up a one-on-one appointment, contact Dedra at 660.747.3193 or