Given changes at the university, this is the last time the program will be offered. Register early to ensure a seat in the class.

St. Louis County
Thursdays, Oct 4 through Nov 1
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: 
September 27

MU Extension Center of St. Louis County
132 E Monroe Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Fee: $49, includes materials

Call 636-970-3000. All major credit cards accepted. Or register online.

Refund requests must be made by September 27.

Bring: 1.5 inch D-ring or 2 inch round-ring binder with pockets and clear overlay to hold materials.

Printable brochure trifold


Program overview


The Women's Financial Education Series (WFES) is a multi-session program offered in the St. Louis metro area. The program helps women to:

  • improve money management skills
  • increase current levels of financial knowledge
  • develop confidence in decision-making abilities
  • gain control over lives by taking control over their finances

Each session contains a presentation by an instructor and discussion about the presentation, materials and/or each participant's particular circumstances. Topics covered are:

  • Getting organized: financial goal setting and designing spending plans
  • Banking, credit and debt management
  • Estate planning: wills, trusts probate and power of attorney
  • Insurance: determining your health, disability and life insurance needs
  • Retirement fundamentals: How much will I need? How do I get there? 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs, pensions
  • Investing for retirement: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, diversification

Instructors include University of Missouri faculty and local professional experts. Only educational information is provided; there is no promotion of products or services. Partial scholarships are available. Childcare is not provided.

More information

Call 636-970-3000 or email Suzanne Gellman, University of Missouri Extension, Consumer Economics Specialist.

We appreciate the funding provided by PNC Bank and Wells Fargo for this community program.

Supporting organizations

St. Charles County: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Community Council of St. Charles County, Connections to Success, St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles County Extension Council, St. Charles Missouri Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW), United Way of Greater St. Louis

St. Louis County: American Association of University Women (AAUW), Community Women Against Hardship, Connections to Success, Grace Hill Women's Business Center, Lincoln University Extension, National Council of Jewish Women, St. Francis Community Services, St. Louis County Library, Thomas Dunn Memorials, United Way of Greater St. Louis, YWCA Metro St. Louis