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Personal and Family Finance

SDSU Extension programming in Personal and Family Finance teaches:

  • Money management skills
  • Budgeting to meet personal and family needs
  • Saving and investing for the future
  • Credit education
  • Insurance against financial risks
  • Consumer buying skills
  • Reduction of our ecological footprint
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Protection of products and services from theft or fraudulent use

Personal and Family Finance focuses on tools and principles for management of your monetary resources. Financial management is an on-going process that requires updating throughout the life cycle.

Special Programming Emphases

South Dakota Save is an ongoing campaign to encourage individual and families to save. This program culminates in a month-long celebration in February each year. To state your savings goals and to receive suggestions for saving money, please enroll in South Dakota Saves (affiliated with America Saves).

The High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) is a seven-unit curriculum targeting older youth and others in need of basic financial information. SDSU Extension and Mid-America Credit Union of the Dakotas are the South Dakota sponsors of this nationwide program, provided free of charge by the non-profit National Endowment for Financial Education.

To learn more about Personal and Family Finance programs, contact Dr. Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, Family Resource Management Specialist, at 605-688-4035 or Dr. Jane Hegland, Department Head, at 605-688-5196.