Finances

Local Highlights

April 1, 2015

Con una serie de cuatro semanas de clases gratuitas que brindarán dietistas del Departamento de Extensión y Difusión de la Universidad del Estado de Iowa, las familias latinas aprenderán cómo mejorar su salud y estar en forma. Las clases del programa "Latinos Living Well" (latinos que viven bien) se llevarán a cabo el Los domingos, 12, 19, 26 de abril y 3 de mayo, de 3:30 pm a 5:30 pm, en Inglesia de United Methodist, Estherville.

English-Latino families will learn how to improve their health and stay fit during a four-week series of free classes offered by dietitians from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Latinos Living Well classes will be held April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

April 1, 2015

You know how good it feels when your house is clean? It feels just as good when your financial and business papers are well-organized. Join Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Family Finance Specialist Jan Monahan as she offers guidelines and strategies for putting your financial house in order.

February 4, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare.

January 13, 2015

Six publications in the series “Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle” offer the latest information based on research and demonstration projects, and all are available for download from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.

November 7, 2014

ISU Extesnion and Outreach has resources available for farm families and ag partners to help them during times of stress.

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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • 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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