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New, weekly webinar could help you become more financially savvy

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is hosting a weekly Zoom meeting every Monday during the month of March. The topic of discussion is financial literacy.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System knows this past year has been tough financially and they want to help people get back on track with Money Talk Mondays'.

They make sure to keep the webinars one hour long and keep them engaging. 

"[We] invite guests in that, you know, they may not get a chance to talk to on a regular basis or even just, you know, it's kind of hard reach person to person sometimes, you always get a voice prompt or something like that," said Donna Gullatte, urban regional extension agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. 

Yesterday, March 1, was the first Money Talk Monday, and they spoke about spending styles, and whether you buy out of impulse or planning. Although you may have missed the first session, you can still sign up. 

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"Next Monday we'll talk about spending plans and budgets and how to set smart goals," said Gullatte. 

They will also have a guest speaker, who can really help you if you're a parent. 

"We'll have someone that will be talking about how to talk to your children about money," said Gullatte. 

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Other guest speakers include a 20-year-old woman talking about credit and a local banker

"I wanted to get those perspectives because they have actually been in the trenches or been in the business and it's more real," said Gullatte. 

Financial literacy is something that not all people get taught, and with the pandemic, knowing how to keep track of your money is more important than ever.

"Even as adults, like I said we all make financial mistakes or have made them, and we just want everybody to be financially savvy, especially again, during these times where there may not be a lot of money floating around and it's important to be able to manage what you have," said Gullatte. 

Signing up for this webinar is free and you can do so here!

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