Upcoming Events

Money Matters Program 2017

Money Matters Program

By: Wil Golden

County Extension Coordinator

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

“It is what you do with money that makes the difference”, says Wil Golden who will present a Money Matters Financial Management Program at the Macon County Extension Office on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 11am.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System along with Macon County Head Start will be hosting the program. All are welcome to the program.

Our community needs to increase its financial literacy and programs like this one are needed to help people, including limited income people, realize that they can better manage their financial situations – “they can get from here to there”.

This program called Money Matters in part of a larger, 10 lesson Money Smart financial education program developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC insures our bank deposits.  The attendees of the Money Matters program will be given information on developing a spending plan that works for them and their family, and tools to help them take control of their financial situation.

To register for the program you can contact the Macon County Extension Office at (334) 727-0340. Register quickly because space is limited.

One of Wil Golden’s areas of specialty is Consumer Science and Personal Financial Management. He has over 12 years of experience in teaching consumer and financial topics.




2016 Economic Inclusion and Asset Building Conference


You’re invited to the
2016 Economic Inclusion and Asset Building Conference
Sponsored by the Alabama Asset Building Coalition and the FDIC

Macon County Annex – Tuskegee, AL

Conference Purpose

A significant number of people in Alabama have little or no current relationship with a financial institution. Economic barriers, such as lack of liquidity to carry account balances and bank fees; structural barriers; and experiential barriers are the most common reasons why people are unbanked and underbanked.

The focus of this year’s conference includes:
• Enhancing the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income individuals and families, including the unbanked and underserved, by improving access to the banking system.
• Working with financial institutions, housing agencies and other community partners on ways to bring low-moderate communities into a healthier financial mainstream through innovative financial products, education, programs and services.

Conference and Registration Information

Who should attend? Financial Institutions (including Credit Unions), Community Advocacy Groups, Housing Agencies, Local and State Governmental Agencies, Academia, Faith-Based Organizations, and those interested in advancing economic inclusion

When: October 20, 2016

Where: Macon County Annex (205-B Main Street, Tuskegee, AL 36083)

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Please register by 10/14/16 to reserve your spot *
(lunch included with registration)

Inquiries can be directed to: 205-731-4000 (Alabama Asset Building Coalition)

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