MARSHALL, Mo. – There’s still time to sign up for the University of Missouri Extension personal finance program “Make Your Money Count.” The registration deadline has been extended to noon Friday, April 10.

“There is still room in the workshops, so we want to give people the opportunity to still register and attend,” says Trish Savage, MU Extension family financial education specialist.

The program is scheduled this month in Saline, Carroll and Chariton counties. The first workshop begins the week of April 13.

“Many American adults and families struggle financially,” Savage says. “Having a plan that is based on current income and known expenses really helps people manage day-to-day finances.”

The program offers strategies and a method to help people develop such a plan and work toward financial well-being, she adds.

The two workshops cover financial decision-making, communication about money, and how money affects lives and relationships. Participants learn to create their own spending plans and how to obtain and secure important documents.

Workshops in Keytesville meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 13 and 27 in the Chariton County Courthouse, 306 S. Cherry St. Call 660-288-3239 to register.

The Marshall sessions are 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 14 and 21 at the MU Extension Center in Saline County, 353 S. Lafayette Ave. Call 660-886-6908 to register.

The Carrollton sessions will be held at the Carrollton Public Library, 1 N. Folger St., 6-8 p.m. April 16 and 23. Call 660-542-1792 to register.

A limited number of income-based scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Savage at [email protected] or 660-886-6908, or your county MU Extension center.

For more resources from MU Extension on personal and family finance, including feature articles, answers to frequently asked questions and learning opportunities, go to

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