A financial management class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Jefferson County Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St., at Pine Bluff.


The Navigating the Financial Journey class will be held at the Extension service conference room. The instructor will be Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, and co-presenters, are FCS agents Michelle Carter of Bradley County, Diane Clement of Cleveland County and Jane Newton of Lincoln County.


“Now is the time to plan a budget for the upcoming school year,” Kizer said in a news release. “Even if you don’t have children in school, using a budget will give you control over your life. You’ll be able to set and reach savings’ goals and be prepared for emergencies.”


Budget Development, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer Protection are topics that will be taught during the course.


The cost of the class is $20. The class is approved by the United States Bankruptcy Trustee as a financial education program and the course complies with the laws enacted under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA). Bankruptcy filers will receive their Certificate of Debtor Education, according to the release.


To register, call 870-534-1033 or email Mary Ann Kizer at mkizer@uaex.edu.


The Extension service is a part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture which offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.