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    Financial Education

    Work $mart and get paid what you are worth!

    Work $mart is an interactive workshop designed to give working women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation and obtain promotions. The program provides participants with information about how to determine comparable salaries in their field and geographic area, and further provides them with negotiating skills and an opportunity to negotiate through a highly engaging role-playing exercise.

    For more information, call the MU Extension office at 636-970-3000, or email [email protected].

    Making Legal Decisions - Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Directives, etc.

    Learn about legal tools to help you protect your children, property and healt hcare — wills, trusts, healthcare directives, powers of attorney, etc. For more information, call the MU Extension office at 636-970-3000, or email [email protected].

    Savings and investing 101

    This workshop teaches the basics of saving and investing for people of all ages - getting started, financial markets, saving and investing concepts and avoiding fraud. The workshop is taught by University of Missouri Extension financial education specialists. For more information, call the MU Extension office at 636-970-3000, or email [email protected].

    Women's Financial Education Series

    If you want to learn how to manage money more effectively and gain confidence in your ability to make financial decisions, the Women's Financial Education Series can help. This is a five-session workshop that helps individuals, especially women, to improve money management skills, increase financial knowledge, develop confidence in decision-making abilities, and take control of their finances. All are welcome, but the series especially targets women. Partial scholarships are available.
    Video: Women's Financial Education Series

    University of Missouri-St. Louis and University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.

    Learn more on Suzanne Gellman's blog Financial Info For Women.

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    Disaster Recovery

    MU Extension helps communities and individuals prepare for and respond to disasters. The Missouri Flood Information Facebook community is open to all individuals (not just Facebook users) affected by or interested in keeping informed of flooding in Missouri.

    Emergency Management

    An extension site for flood, drought, rescue and response management.

    MU Extension: earthquake preparedness

    Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. The seven steps that follow include actions to keep you and your loved ones safe, reduce potential damage and recover quickly. By following them, countless casualties can be avoided and millions of dollars saved. Preparation is the key to surviving a disaster. https://www.shakeout.org/centralus/

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    Labor Education

    Labor Law Breakfast Series

    On the second Wednesday of each month, the Labor Law Breakfast Series features a one-hour presentation on topics of interest to professionals engaged in labor and employment relations. Cost is $200 for the year or $20 per breakfast. We look forward to seeing you!

    Next breakfast is Wednesday, December 11, 2019!
    Topic:  Medical Marijuana Laws
    Presenter:  Lydall Fraker with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    2020 Meeting dates

    • January 8 (Sherrie Hall will discuss behind-the-headlines developments within the federal government that directly impact labor law, such as new guidance on picketing, Beck rights, mid-term bargaining, and more.)
    • February 12 (John Gaal will discuss work-life balance: wellness & well-being in the construction industry)
    • March 11 (Kathy Robinson with the U.S. DOL-EBSA will disuss fiduciary responsibilities and training for pension and group health plans that the Employee Benefits Security Administration – US Department of Labor (EBSA) can provide)
    • April 8 (Mark Suardi will discuss Improving the Grievance Procedure and Arbitration Hearing)
    • May 13 (Michael Goldberg will discuss recent strikes)
    • June 10 (Mark White will discuss the Missouri economy)
    • July 8
    • August 12
    • September 9
    • October 14
    • November 11
    • December 9

    Contact
    Doug Swanson
    Labor Education Specialist
    University of Missouri Extension
    132 E. Monroe
    Kirkwood, MO 63122
    314-400-7635

Housing Education

Programs

Volunteers take a break after doing yard work for older Ferguson homeowners as part of a pilot program designed to create a safer, more accessible neighborhood. Aging in Place/Universal Design 

Educates older adults, their families, and caregivers to ensure older adults can remain in their homes safely and independently for as long as possible.

Energy Management

Teaches participants how to save energy in their home, lower utility costs, and take advantage of current tax credits available on energy-efficient products.

Healthy Homes 

A national program that educates consumers about sources, health risks, and control measures related to common residential pollutants and toxins to help reduce risks in and around the home.

HomeWorks

HomeWorks teaches homeowners about basic home repairs, maintenance, and financial management necessary to successfully maintain a home. Class is often tailored to address specific home repairs and do-it-yourself projects.

Moving into a new space?

Rent Smart 

Participants learn how to succeed as tenants and avoid confrontations and legal hassles with landlords. Click here for the Rental Inspection Checklist.
Watch MU Extension Housing Specialist, Kandace Fisher-McLean, instruct new renters/owners what to look for when moving into a new space.

Green Cleaning Series with Kandace Fisher-McLean

Interested in crafting your own homemade cleaners? Contact Kandace Fisher-McLean for information on her Green Cleaning Series. Her class demonstrates making your own environmentally-friendly cleaners at home. All supplies will be provided. Craft your own cleaner, test it out and take it home! Fee: $15. Watch her create laundry detergent!