Get the Money Monkey Off Your Back Series

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FROM: Paul W. Westfall, County Extension Director

DATE: September 24, 2014

RE: Get the Money Monkey Off your Back Series

Take Charge of Your Spending!

How would you like more money in your wallet? If you are like most people, you sure could use more. If you’d like to get organized and make the most of what you have, check out this opportunity to learn how to get that money monkey off your back! The Get the Money Monkey Off your Back series will be offered starting on Tuesday, October 24 through Tuesday, November 18, 2014. All classes meet once a week from 6 to 8 p.m.

Who is this series for? Anyone who wants to take control of their spending so they can pay their bills on time and save some money, too. Maybe you spent too much on holiday gifts and need to get the bills paid down. It’s for anyone who has said, “Some day I’ll get control of my spending”. The series will be held at the ACIM building located at 634 Roxboro Road in Oxford. Included in this free series are all classes with money management materials, snacks and prizes for attendance. There will be no childcare provided, but parents may bring interested children over age 12.

Participants will:

  • Identify their values about money and the way they spend;
  • Learn to prioritize spending;
  • Learn to set up and stick with a spending plan;
  • Set up a financial record-keeping system;
  • Find ways to save money for emergencies;
  • Develop a plan for paying off small amounts of debt.

Area Congregations in Ministry and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Granville County Center are sponsoring the series. For more information or to register by October 17, call ACIM at (919) 690-0961 or the Granville County Extension Center at (919) 603-1350.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Paul Westfall, County Extension Director, at (919) 603-1350, via email to, or in person at the County Extension Office at least 10 days prior to the event.