Each segment begins with a brief narrative description. This
will provide a preview of the financial topics pertinent to the
age segment. The introduction will illustrate the expectations
about goals, benchmarks and skills attainment anticipated within
the timeframe segment. The purpose of this descriptive dialogue
will be to summarize the segment's most significant aspects of
financial management as part of a comprehensive lifelong management
plan. The introduction will be written from the perspective of
a financial educator who is informing the "Sandwich-Spread"
audience about what to expect and accomplish within the timeframe.
These segment introductions, merged together represent a model
financial management plan.
LifeCour$e has been constructed to facilitate the National Extension
Money Management Education Framework prepared by the USDA CSREES.
The Framework establishes a set of desired outcomes, performance
goals and indicators for standardized program implementation,
evaluation and reporting. These are incorporated in each timeframe