Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Program Educators provide limited resource individuals and families with financial education through individualized instruction and coaching on setting goals, tracking spending, developing and using a spending plan. Together, they come up with strategies to make the most out of the resources they have. The goal is to help families and individuals adopt sound financial management behaviors which may lead to a more secure financial future. This can be done by encouraging increased savings, reduce debt and careful resource management.
Among the program topics we offer are: Getting Through Tough Times: A series of articles created to help families during times of financial stress. The articles give a basic approach to handling such problems as: controlling spending, stretching your food dollar, deciding what bills to pay and using credit. The articles are very easy to understand and the information can easily be applied.
Money for Food - A food management program designed to help families stretch their resources and get more from their money. One of the keys to successful money management is planning – having some idea of what you’ve got, where you’re going and what’s ahead.