Finances

Local Highlights

Smart Choice Flyer
January 28, 2015

Due to low registration counts here, this program has been combined with the workshop being held in Primghar on February 2 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Contact the O'Brien County Extension Office at 712-957-5045 or visit their webpage for more information  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/obrien/news/smart-choice-health-insuran...

Open enrollment for health insurance closes February 15th. Will you be ready? Take advantage of a local opportunity to gain information and resources that will help you make a smart choice regarding your health insurance. This free workshop will help you understand key health insurance terms and concepts, new tax credits/financial assistance available, key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Iowa's new Health Insurance Market, and more.

Image of Brochure
January 28, 2015

Do you have a financial resolution for the New Year 2015?  If so, ISU Extension can help get you on track with Log On & Learn sessions at noon. The February 25th topic is on "How To Improve Your Credit Score". Learn about different forms of credit, how to understand credit scores, and how to use credit wisely. Click on the Log on & Learn Flier for details or call the Extension Office at 712-336-3488.

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2013

When is the last time you checked your credit report? Do you know you can check your credit rating for FREE?. Did you know, a Federal Trade Commision Study found that  5% of consumers had errors on ther credit reports? 

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.

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

  • 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!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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