Laura Sternweis
Organizational Advancement

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lsternwe@iastate.edu

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Iowa Money Smart Week partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be offering free financial seminars and special events April 23-30. Topics range from retirement planning to youth financial literacy, paying for college, home buying and investment options.

When children don’t have time for household chores, it’s time to reevaluate their busy schedules, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is March 27 through April 2. County offices will host activities to acknowledge the many ways they build a strong Iowa. They also will be tagging and sharing #StrongIowa examples on social media and encouraging volunteers, partners and friends to do so as well.

Children aren’t born knowing how to be kind or compassionate. However, these virtues can be taught, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The emerald ash borer (EAB), which has already been confirmed in nearly one-third of Iowa’s counties, has been discovered in Decorah.

Iowans who have participated in “Smart Investing@Your Library®” report improving their knowledge and abilities in setting financial goals, planning and taking action. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers these online courses that help Iowans make well-informed decisions to improve their financial future.

Emerald ash borer, a tree-killing pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa City. The discovery was made on the University of Iowa campus.

Do some kids have too much stuff? Are they overinvolved in sports or dance or other activities? Knowing how much is too much often may depend on whether children also are getting enough positive interaction with the adults in their lives, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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.

Eat better. Exercise more. Get organized. Learn something new. It’s that time of year when adults make resolutions to help them reach their goals. It’s also a good time for parents to help their children build goal-setting skills, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

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