Making ends meet can be challenging as prices rise while income stays the same or even goes down. Money management strategies will be presented in a seminar called "Cutting Back and Keeping Up" at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Kewaunee County Administration Center, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee.
Mary Novak, University of Wisconsin-Extension family living educator, will discuss building a budget, tracking spending, cutting expenses and talking to family members about money-related issues.
The worry and stress from financial uncertainty may make an economic situation difficult to handle. However, research shows that families who quickly made changes in their spending habits were most satisfied with how they were managing and felt more in control of their situation.
The program is an opportunity to examine spending patterns and behaviors. Living on less income can be temporary or prolonged. Utilizing proven strategies to manage money during difficult times can help the situation. Getting the most from available income requires careful planning and wise decision making.
The program is open to the public. Snow day is Jan. 29. Registration is required by calling the UW-Extension Family Living Program, (920) 388-7137 by Jan. 15. The program is sponsored by the Kewaunee County Association for Home and Community Education and the UW-Extension Family Living Program.