According to Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, resource management specialist at SDSU extension families, many women still shy away from talking about their specific, unique needs as they prepare for their financial future.

She says about the 700,000 jobs that have been lost since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 60% were lost to women.

To solve this problem, SDSU is hosting Extension Money Talk for Women, a six-week program for women to make safer financial decisions to improve long-term financial security. During the sessions, Saboe-Wounded Head will guide attendees through discussions about financial fundamentals, insurance, investing, retirement, and planning for future life events.

The program starts on January 25th and ends on March 5th. A hybrid format is used in which participants complete their tasks independently online and meet virtually with the group and the moderator once a week. Live online sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, and March 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST.

Participants will receive a copy of Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women. The fee for the program is $ 50 but scholarships are available.

For information or to register, please visit SDSU Extension Event Site.