Articles related to Finances

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 09:47

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.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:06

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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 14:00

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.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:00

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.

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 09:22

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 08:50

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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 08:25

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:09

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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 08:06

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.