MARSHALL, Mo. – Do you have too much month left at the end of your money? If so, University of Missouri Extension’s Making Money Count program can help you get your finances in order.

“It’s surprising and incredible how a simple process and a few financial tips can reduce stress and help you feel more in control of your finances,” says Trish Savage, MU Extension family financial education specialist.

MU Extension offers workshops in Lafayette and Ray counties in May and June. The workshops consist of two weekly 90-minute sessions.

The first session covers how money affects our lives, relationships and spending decisions. During the second class, participants learn how to start their personal financial plan and develop a spending plan. Savage will also present tips on saving time and money with a record-keeping system.

Workshops in Higginsville meet 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 and June 4, in the lower-level meeting room of the MU Extension Center in Lafayette County, 14 E. 19th St. To register, call 660-584-3658.

The Richmond sessions are 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 and June 2, at the Ray County Library, 215 E. Lexington St. To register, call 816-776-6961.

A limited number of income-based scholarships are available. Preregistration is required before Thursday, May 14.

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

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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