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Updated: 2016-10-21T08:21:29Z


Human Sciences Staff, Faculty Receive NEAFCS Awards


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.


Start the Money Conversation with Young Children


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.


Program Helps Iowa Caregivers Plan for Long-term Financial Security


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.


Prepare for Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 5-6


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.


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


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.


Earn a Homebuyer Education Certificate Online for ‘A Place of Your Own’


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a five-lesson online course to help Iowans decide whether now is a good time for them to buy a home. “A Place of Your Own” is available anytime, anywhere from any computer with internet access.


‘Your Money, Your Goals’ Training Helps Frontline Workers Serve Clients


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is now offering training on “Your Money, Your Goals,” a financial empowerment toolkit that provides frontline workers with resources and tools to help their clients take steps towards financial stability and self-sufficiency.


Understand Spending Patterns to Reach Financial Goals


When people start counting the “extras” they spend their money on, they’re often surprised how quickly the dollars add up. “Your Money, Your Future” workshops help participants understand their spending patterns and make changes to reach their financial goals.


Science of Parenting: Talk to Kids about Money


Many parents think they can hide financial stress from their children, but the kids always know – and they’re worried, too. Talking together openly about family finances is a better way to lower everyone’s stress level and also teach kids about money, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


2016 Money Smart Week Is April 23-30


Iowa Money Smart Week partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be offering free financial seminars and special events April 23-30. Topics range from retirement planning to youth financial literacy, paying for college, home buying and investment options.