A training program in Casper to help community organizations assist their members and clients with basic money management is being offered through University of Wyoming Extension.
The Master Money Manager Coach program is Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 4-5, at the extension office in the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Road.
Instructors will train participants how to work with individuals to improve their financial management skills, said UW Extension specialist Cole Ehmke, program coordinator.
The program is recommended for community organizations, nonprofits and agencies that wish to help their clients better understand and manage their financial lives, he said.
“It’s so important to be exposed to personal finance,” said Ehmke. “I look at communities in Wyoming, and the reality is that a lot of people could really benefit from having a coaching relationship with a trusted adviser to get themselves on track.”
The two-day training introduces coaches to the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, teaches basic adult learning principles and provides tools to use with clients to encourage adoption of positive money management behaviors.