U of I Extension Offers Eight Online Financial Classes in May on Pandemic Planning
May 04, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — May 1, 2020 — Personal finances during the coronavirus pandemic will be the focus of a series of eight free online programs planned in May by a team of University of Idaho Extension finance specialists.
The “Don’t Corona My Cash” series is designed to help Idaho residents deal with financial issues due to the outbreak.
Topics range from ways to make the most of federal stimulus payments to how to respond to financial stress and family income drops.
Details are available at uidaho.edu/extension-finance.
The hour-long sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays each week in May at 1 p.m. PDT (2 p.m. MDT).
Faculty members teaching the classes include: Luke Erickson, U of I Extension personal finance specialist in Caldwell; Karen Richel, U of I Extension Latah County in Moscow; Lance Hansen, U of I Extension Madison County in Rexburg; and Andrew Bingham, U of I Extension Ada County in Boise.
Together, the team conducts face-to-face and online finance training for thousands of Idahoans each year.
“The team turned to a public survey to adjust their topics to people’s interests based on more than 50 anonymous responses,” Erickson said.
The series title came from a survey suggestion.
“It was a perfect fit because they wanted to address some serious issues, but do it in a light-hearted way to convey the overarching message of the series: that Idahoans are strong and they can get through this,” he said.
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