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Florida Master Money Mentor Training

Hillsborough County Extension is offering training to those interested in becoming a Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer. The four week training is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the County Extension office, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner.

The program is an opportunity for mentors to learn more about personal finance and then share that knowledge with individuals in the community. No previous financial education or background in financial services is required. Individuals who promote, sell, or endorse financial products or services are not eligible to be volunteers. But they can attend the training to increase their personal financial knowledge.

Prospective mentors will receive approximately 20 hours of training on how to provide basic personal financial mentoring. Training topics include effective communication strategies, budgeting, credit, debt management, and saving & investing for future goals.

Mentors are asked to commit to volunteering at least three hours per week and follow guidelines in regards to reporting, client confidentiality, and providing researched based unbiased information.

Volunteering is a great way to broaden your life experience and meet a diverse group of people. Being a volunteer will also give you the satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive impact in your community.

Register online at http://2016fmmm.eventbrite.com by no later than May 24.

For more information, contact Lisa Leslie, Hillsborough County Extension Services at 813-744-5519 x54143 or lesliel@hillsboroughcounty.org

The University of Florida Extension serves to provide the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America.

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