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April is Financial Literacy Month

During Financial Literacy Month, Fulton County Cooperative Extension encourages residents to consider the financial guidance of experts from the University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension as they plan to tackle debt.

According to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences & Family and Consumer Sciences, the first step to improving finances is to understand what credit is and to assess our financial situation. The college has posted on-line publications to help improve their finances.

The on-line information explains that there are good and bad uses for credit. When credit is used wisely, it becomes a valuable tool to help you reach other goals. You will also learn that not all credit is the same and that the most important considerations regarding credit are the repayment terms.

“We encourage people to log-on to the website to learn more about financial planning, understanding credit, saving and investing,” stated Chester. ”Being debt-free makes you more financially secure, allowing you to focus more on your financial future.”

Visit http://extension.uga.edu/family/finances/ for financial publications. Contact Fulton County Cooperative Extension at 404.332.2400 for more information about their programs.