Finances Information

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.
Build Financial Skills with Free Online Classes
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.
‘Your Money Your Future’ Online Class Begins
(Posted on 9/23/2014)
Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes that philosophy can help people stretch their resources until the next paycheck arrives. However, a two-hour class from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a better way to make the money last each month.
Prepare for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance
(Posted on 9/2/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall to help Iowans prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15.
Affordable Care Act Has Implications for Farm Families
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Considering the high cost of health insurance, farm families should become familiar with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists in family finance discuss the implications for farm families in the August issue of Ag Decision Maker.
Retirement Planning Important for Child Care Professionals
(Posted on 8/6/2014)
Child care professionals often have difficulty envisioning a comfortable retirement because of self-employment, low wages or both. However it’s vital they include retirement planning in their financial planning, says Cindy Thompson, a family life and family finance program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 
ISU Extension and Outreach Publications Examine Retirement Issues
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
The "Retirement: Secure Your Future" series is now available for free download from the ISU Extension and Outreach online store. 
Check Credit Report to Make Sure You Are ‘You’
(Posted on 7/1/2014)
Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year to make sure the information is accurate and to correct any errors. One way to learn more about credit is to sign up for “Your Money, Your Future” workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Online Extension Course Helps Home Buyers
(Posted on 6/2/2014)
Buying a home is one of the most complicated financial transactions that most Americans will undertake. To help consumers get ready to buy a home, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “A Place of Your Own,” an online home ownership course.

Finances Archives

Publications

Finances Publications

Resources from ISU Extension