December can be the season for financial stress, but Iowans don’t have to take on that stress by themselves. Iowa Concern, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help – with a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website available 24/7 at no charge.
On average, women tend to make less money than men and enter and leave the workforce more often. They also tend to live longer than men and be more financially conservative. However, these challenges don’t have to be barriers to financial security, says Jan Monahan, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
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.
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.
Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.
The approaching holiday season doesn’t have to mean extra stress, expense and calories. With a few small changes, Iowans can be on their way to healthier lives and financial security, says Jan Monahan, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.