"Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women," will be offered in Ames beginning Thursday February 27, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The series will continue weekly through March 27, 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, using materials developed by Extension specialists at the state and national level.

The registration fee (normally $75) has been reduced to $45, thanks to generous support from US Bank and VisionBank of Ames. If the $45 fee is a barrier, partial scholarships may be available. Each participant will receive a 192-page informational workbook. The workshops will be held in the beautiful meeting room at Green Hills Apartments, 2200 Hamilton Drive, in Ames – this location is easy to drive to and has easy parking.

Women face special challenges in building life-long financial security; this workshop series provides an opportunity to gain key information, ask questions, and build confidence in making the best financial decisions for their needs. Register by February 24 by calling Story County Extension, 515-382-6551.