Finances

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

The Food Bank of Iowa’s Mobile Food Pantry will make a stop in Audubon County on Thursday, July 24  at the Exira Rec Center.

A mobile food pantry is a “farmer’s market” style distribution targeted toward counties with a strong need for additional pantry service. The Food Bank of Iowa delivers a truckload with a variety of grocery products to a mobile pantry site to distribute to clients in need. 

June 25, 2014

An outdoor cooking contest designed to promote Iowa meat is being planned by the Audubon County Farm Bureau and ISU Extension and Outreach Audubon County.  You don’t have to be an expert chef to participate; you just need to enjoy cooking outdoors with quality Iowa meat.

June 23, 2014

Take a bucket of junk home with you! The Audubon County Fair will  once again hold a Bucket of Junk Contest. “With the popularity of the event, we increased the number of buckets available” commented Tonya Vetter, Audubon County Extension and Outreach Program Coordinator. On July 1, 15 buckets of junk will be ready for pick up at the Extension Office.

June 4, 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.

Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • Online resources to help improve financial wellbeing through education and counseling in the areas of homeownership, personal finance, and credit.

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Sharpen your financial coaching skills during this 5-week face-to-face and online course designed to help non-profit organizations/groups assist clients/members with their financial management concerns.

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

  • Get involved in an online learn-at-home or face-to-face course on money management designed for women of all ages. It will help you learn to take charge of your money!

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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