"Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women," will be offered in Ames beginning Thursday, Feb. 27, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The series will continue weekly through March 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Topics will include Reaching Financial Goals, Financial Security, both short-term and long-term, Insurance Essentials, Creditworthiness, Investment Fundamentals, and Estate Planning and Legal Issues. Sessions will be conducted by Barb Wollan, Extension Family Finance Specialist and by local professionals.

The registration fee (normally $75) has been reduced to $45, thanks to generous support from US Bank and VisionBank of Ames. Partial scholarships may also be available. Each participant will receive a 192-page informational workbook. The workshops will be held in the meeting room at Green Hills Apartments, 2200 Hamilton Dr., Ames.

Register by Feb. 24 by calling Story County Extension, 515-382-6551.