Personal Financial Choices

We currently do not have any dates scheduled for this course, but if you would like to be notified of future dates, please call us at (770) 229-3477.

A personal financial workshop, designed to fulfill the Post-Bankruptcy Education Requirements of the U. S. Trustee program. Offered by:

UGA College of Family and Consumer Science - Department of Housing and Consumer Economics 
and UGA Griffin Campus Office of Continuing Education

Introduction

Greetings! This is a course that can change your financial life and the financial life of your family. And, it is only a two (2) hour course. The content is not difficult to understand; in fact, it’s fairly easy. Its things you may already know intuitively. We make it concise. We make it precise. And we make it easy for you to implement. We answer your questions and give you resource information that can help. If you have had a bankruptcy —recently or in the distant past, you will benefit from taking the 2-hour course. This course is designed to fulfill the requirements of post-bankruptcy education, as mandated by the state and U.S. Trustee program. The University of Georgia Housing and Consumer Economics Department (HACE) is an approved debtor educator under the U.S. Trustee program. It will help you get back on track and stay on track financially as you move forward while simultaneously meeting your legal requirement.

However, this course is not just for those who have had a bankruptcy. If you have had any problem with financial management or, given your resources, are not in the financial situation you would like, this course will be of tremendous benefit to you and your family. And for those of you —youth and young adults for example—just starting to plan your future and want to get started on the right footing, this course is perfect; it is a negligible investment on what you will receive in return. Take preventive action; plan now and secure your future. We look forward to your participation!

Course Description

Personal Financial Choices, a post-bankruptcy education course, provides information and applications from daily life on how to develop a personal spending and saving plan, manage money and take advantage of compound interest, how to use credit wisely and other resources that help you interpret consumer law as well as help you tackle your personal financial challenges. This course is also designed to fulfill the requirements of post-bankruptcy education, as mandated by the state and U.S. Trustee program. The University of Georgia Housing and Consumer Economics Department is an approved debtor educator under the U.S. Trustee program.

Registration fee: $59
Number of sessions: 1; TBD
Location: Flynt 305
Instructor: Sophia Anong, Ph.D.

Register using one of these easy ways below:

Online: Register online. Complete our electronic registration form, including payment information. Payment is by credit card only.

By mail or fax: Download and print our registration form (pdf). Fill out and mail your registration and payment to the Office of Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Stuckey Conference Center, Room 125, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223. To register by fax, fax your completed registration form to 770-233-6180. Payment is by credit card only when faxing in your registration form.

By telephone: Our phone number is 770-229-3477. When registering by phone, payment is by credit card only.

In person: Come to the Office of Continuing Education, which is located in the Stuckey Conference Center, Room 125, on the Griffin Campus. Business hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Sophia Anong is Assistant Professor of Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. Before coming to UGA, she spent four years as a faculty member in Consumer Economics at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA. She has numerous publications in journals and numerous publications in proceedings for meetings; she also has been involved in multiple presentations related to personal finance and consumer choice. She has taught classes in Consumer Rights, Debtor-Creditor Relationships, Family Financial Management, Financial Counseling, Family Economics, Personal Finance, Financial Planning, Savings and Investments, Retirement and Employee Benefits, and Comprehensive Family Planning.

Dr. Anong holds an M.S. in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Economics from Purdue University, West Layette, Indiana.