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Updated: 2017-04-28T15:02:22Z

 



Grow Financial Literacy in April and Year-round

2017-04-04T09:25:09Z

It takes time and practice to establish healthy financial habits. A good time to start is April, National Financial Literacy Month, says Sandra McKinnon, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Financial Skills Can Make Other Goals Easier to Reach

2017-03-02T10:04:58Z

Money often plays a role when people are trying to reach their goals or deal with difficult issues in their lives. “Your Money, Your Goals,” a course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is specifically designed for professionals and volunteers who want to help others with their finances.
 

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Teacher Workshop Explores High School Financial Planning Program

2017-02-09T16:22:49Z

The Northwest Area Education Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invite Iowa educators to learn how to teach the High School Financial Planning Program April 24 in Sioux City. The workshop will feature this curriculum that addresses student hands-on learning in money management, borrowing, earning power, investing, financial services and insurance.

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Set, Reach Financial Goals with ‘Your Money, Your Future’

2017-02-02T10:16:42Z

A little education can make a big difference in setting and reaching financial goals. That’s what Iowans are discovering in “Your Money, Your Future” workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Study Shows Iowa Farm Incomes Strong Despite Economic Downturn

2017-01-20T12:43:50Z

It’s no secret that the farm economy has faced a downturn since its peak in 2012. But how has the downturn affected farmers, specifically related to their farm income and levels of farm debt? A new study by David Peters, associate professor and extension rural sociologist with Iowa State University, aims to directly answer those questions.

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Don’t Be Fooled by Family Emergency Grandparent Scam

2017-01-18T15:02:24Z

Recent Iowa police department and Federal Trade Commission reports indicate scammers are posing as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge people to wire money immediately. Don't do it, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Can Help Families Claim Tax Credits

2017-01-18T11:54:06Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach supports the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to help Iowans with lower incomes save money on their tax return preparation.

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Margaret Van Ginkel: One of the Women Impacting Iowa State University

2017-01-09T12:50:08Z

Margaret Van Ginkel, an ISU Extension and Outreach hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance, is making a difference at Iowa State University. She is one of the women being honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the 11th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.
 

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Contact Iowa Concern for Help with Financial Stress

2016-12-01T12:05:18Z

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

2016-12-01T11:39:17Z

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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