As we near the end of the first month of 2014 I hope your year is off to a good start. Early in the year I hear people comment about money management strategies they want to try. Perhaps it involves saving a bit more from each paycheck to pay for new tires for the car. Or maybe one of the kids needs braces. Whatever your motivation is for saving money you will want to mark your calendar for an upcoming program sponsored by Barton County Extension.
“Saving Dollars When You Don’t Have a Dime to Spare” is the title of the educational program set for Thursday, Jan. 30th, beginning at noon at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street. Linda Beech, Ellis County Family and Consumer Science Agent, will present this free program.
Think it is impossible to save money? Saving may be easier for some than others. The ability to save is not a factor of income – one person might be financially stressed on a six-figure income while another may build a nest egg on a very modest income. It is not how much you make, but how you choose to spend and save that makes the difference.
The educational program will help you recognize how even small expenditures can add up over time and will encourage money saving behavior changes so you can save money, even when you don’t have a dime to spare. I hope to see you on the 30th!
Donna Krug is the Family and Consumer Science Agent with K-State Research and Extension – Barton County. You may reach her at (620)793-1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org