Cynthia Needles Fletcher
Human Development and Family Studies

515-294-8521
cynthia@iastate.edu

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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.

Iowa Library Services and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are pleased to announce a series of summer financial literacy programs for young families. 

Iowa school children may be counting the days until summer vacation begins, but they may not realize that summer means “back to school” for their teachers. Registration is now open for the fourth annual Iowa Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) Teacher Training workshop Aug. 6-8 at Iowa State University.

Across the state of Iowa, 18 rural libraries are getting ready to welcome the Smart investing@your library® project beginning in January 2013. The Iowa project is a collaboration among Iowa Library Services, the Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Across the state of Iowa, plans are under way to select 18 rural libraries to host the Smart investing @ your library program.

Summer vacation is beginning for students, but for their teachers, the learning isn’t over. Those who attend the Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) workshop will gain updated information and creative classroom activities on financial literacy to share with their students next school year.

One in eight Iowa State University students don't realize they owe student loans, while two in five don't realize how much they owe. Professor and ISU Extension and Outreach Specialist Cynthia Needles Fletcher was one of the researchers who conducted the study, which represents the latest effort to address ISU student debt and financial literacy.

At some point in many women’s lives, they will have to make major financial decisions. Money Talk, an online class offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, gives women the knowledge to make those decisions and improve their lives. The registration deadline is Feb. 1 and the class begins Feb. 6.

Iowans who want to learn to make wise investing decisions should register for Smart Investing, a free online course that begins the week of Jan. 9, 2012.

In 2011 Ernst & Young began partnering with Biz Kid$, a national financial education television series about kids, money and business, to provide educational materials for its EY Connect Day program. Soon a search for kid-focused budgeting activities led Biz Kid$ to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.