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Updated: 2016-12-03T03:48:56Z

 



Contact Iowa Concern for Help with Financial Stress

2016-12-01T11:05:18Z

December can be the season for financial stress, but Iowans don’t have to take on that stress by themselves. Iowa Concern, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help – with a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website available 24/7 at no charge.

 

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Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

2016-12-01T10:39:17Z

Although the holidays can be a season of giving, sometimes the focus shifts to a season of getting, or so it may seem from a child’s perspective. Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging their children.

 

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Budget for Inexpensive Gifts and Create Cherished Memories

2016-11-29T09:54:02Z

Simple holidays that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending.

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Smart Choice Health Insurance Education Program Is Nov. 30

2016-11-28T08:42:02Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop to help Iowans better understand their options when choosing health insurance. “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” will be offered online Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.

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Review Health Insurance during Open Enrollment

2016-11-02T09:28:23Z

Fall is open enrollment season for many health insurance plans. However, consumers shouldn’t rely on auto enrollment to handle this important risk management decision, says Joyce Lash, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Human Sciences Staff, Faculty Receive NEAFCS Awards

2016-09-26T13:36:59Z

Several human sciences staff and faculty members with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Start the Money Conversation with Young Children

2016-09-01T09:26:44Z

Media, parents and child care providers play an important role in forming money habits in children. So give those preschoolers some pennies and start talking about money! That’s the advice of Sandra McKinnon, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Program Helps Iowa Caregivers Plan for Long-term Financial Security

2016-08-02T08:16:16Z

Many Iowans eventually will be providing some level of care for an elderly parent or relative. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is piloting “Finances of Caregiving,” a program to help Iowans protect their own long-term financial security as they plan for taking on a caregiving role.

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Prepare for Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 5-6

2016-07-25T07:28:55Z

Iowa’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-6. This annual event, in which no sales tax is charged on clothing and footwear items priced under $100, is now fairly routine, but that does not mean that consumers are well-prepared, according to Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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ISU Extension and Outreach Financial Education Can Help Iowans Dealing with ALICE

2016-07-18T09:22:01Z

Although they may not have heard about ALICE, nearly a third of Iowans every day are living what she represents: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ISU Extension and Outreach can provide information and education to help Iowans evaluate alternatives when they’re faced with difficult financial choices.
 

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