Money Matters

Financial Wellness

Although often overlooked in most definitions of health and wellness, one’s Financial Wellness is equally important as eating healthy and exercising.  Financial Wellness is impacted by avoiding or minimizing debt, having adequate savings, properly managing one’s credit, and being prepared for certain and uncertain future life events.  In many cases, financial issues or “troubles” can result in diminished mental and physical well being.  Here are a few resources to help you get your financial well-being in order.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System. AgriLife Extension offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy.

http://fcs.tamu.edu/index.php

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a collaboration of United Way of Denton County and the Financial Stability Partnership. Trained and certified tax preparers will be available to provide free income tax preparation to those who qualify.  Since its inception in 2007, United Way of Denton County VITA program volunteers have prepared more than 1,300 tax returns, generating more than $1,782,900 in tax refund dollars for Denton County residents.

http://www.unitedwaydenton.org/programs/VITA

Healthy Denton Financial Wellness Program

http://www.healthydenton.org/healthy-denton-program/financial-wellness/