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The SkillUP program offers SNAP recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. SkillUP is offered at no cost to the participant and helps promote employability and self-sufficiency.


Health Insurance Education Initiative
MU Extension provides information to help Missouri residents and businesses make informed health insurance decisions by understanding options and responsibilities outlined in the Affordable Care Act.


Making Money Count
A curriculum to address the need for financial management education. Making Money Count programs focus on strategies and techniques for using your money and other resources more effectively. Search the MU Extension calendar for Making Money Count classes in your area.


MoTax: Missouri Taxpayer Education
MoTax utilizes the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to prepare federal and state tax returns for low-income families and uses this opportunity to emphasize the importance of financial planning management.


Small Steps to Health & Wealth
Motivates participants to improve both their health and their finances. Participants are encouraged to set a health goal and/or wealth goal, then take action to achieve their goals by identifying small progress steps. Search the MU Extension calendar for Small Steps to Health & Wealth classes in your area.


Take Control of Your Finances
Free workshop designed to assist those facing unemployment, specifically to help you keep control of family finances. Search the MU Extension calendar for a Take Control of Your Finances workshop in your area.


Women's Financial Education Series (WFES)

A multi-session program offered in the St. Louis metro area. The program helps women to improve money management skills, increase current levels of financial knowledge, develop confidence in decision-making abilities and gain control over their lives by taking control of finances.


When Creditors are Predators
Informs consumers and those working with families about the signs and effects of predatory lending practices and the difficulties of living in poverty.


MU Extension Personal finance publications



Additional Resources


Mizzou Office for Financial Success
A service of the Personal Financial Planning Department and the College of Human Environmental Sciences dedicated to improving the financial well-being of individuals and families by providing affordable, unbiased education and counseling in all areas of personal finance.


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