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Did Christmas shopping and holiday season spending put a strain on your bank account?

Learn to save more money, boost your credit, take control of your expenses and reduce your stress level about money. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s Cate Gore hosts free weekly personal finance classes online at 5:30 p.m. each Monday.

Learn to manage a simple spending and savings plan, an occasional expenses worksheet and an adding up the extras worksheet to know just where your money goes.

Workshop topics include: Planning for Emergency Events; Costs of Debt – and Understanding Credit Score and Credit Reports.

Connect with Cate for helpful tips about budgeting and parenting on Facebook: search keywords for the group “Gila County Financial Literacy & Positive Discipline.” For questions call 928-402-8589 or email and request the website address for Monday evening forums:

More Personal Finance Workshops

Begin taking control of your spending, debt and financial future – email Gore to request dates for the next series of four workshops, 90-minute sessions online that will help you save money and boost credit, be financially ready for an emergency, and tackle debt. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County instructor Gore hosts these, usually in the early evening, coaching participants on how to create and stick with a spending plan. Successive sessions explore themes such as planning for emergency events, costs of debt and understanding your credit score and credit reports.

To sign up or ask questions about the classes, email or call 928-402-8589. Find class announcements and budget tips at, or join an affiliate group page for helpful tips about budgeting and parenting on Facebook — just search keywords for the group “U of A Cooperative Extension Financial Literacy & Positive Discipline.”

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