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Consider Emotions, as Well as Money, during Tough Financial Times
(Posted on 7/6/2015)
Avian influenza has had a significant financial impact on many Iowa families. Working through the cycle of grief caused by a sudden drop in income allows families to plan for how to adjust their financial picture with clear heads, and the entire family should be a part of those conversations.  
Stretch Food Dollars with Tips from ISU Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 6/29/2015)
By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go further. ISU Extension and Outreach helps Iowans get resources and find answers to challenges brought on by avian influenza.
Jump into Financial Literacy at Iowa Conference July 16
(Posted on 6/15/2015)
Iowa teachers and other educators are invited to “Take a Jump into Financial Literacy” July 16 at the 15th Annual Conference for Personal Financial Literacy sponsored by Iowa Jump$tart. The free conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center at DMACC in Ankeny.
Debtor Education Course Helps Those in Bankruptcy
(Posted on 5/1/2015)
Debt happens, but sometimes it’s just too much, and filing for bankruptcy may be the best way to regain financial control. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.
Money Smart Week Is April 18-25
(Posted on 3/18/2015)
Iowans have a chance to brush up on money management skills during Money Smart Week, April 18-25, 2015.
Women: 'We Need to Talk -- about Money’
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years. The Money Talk program from ISU Extension and Outreach helps women make informed financial decisions.
ISU Extension and Outreach Has Retirement Resources for Every Age
(Posted on 2/2/2015)
No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare.
VITA Volunteers Provide Free Tax Preparation in Rural Counties
(Posted on 1/8/2015)
A team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout Iowa volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists help train these volunteers.
Make Better Financial Decisions with Free Smart Investing Courses
(Posted on 12/11/2014)
Iowans who want to learn to make better investing decisions can register for “Smart Investing@Your Library.” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three free courses completely online, as well as face to face at some Iowa libraries.
Advanced Planning Is Key to Holiday Cheer
(Posted on 12/5/2014)
A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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