Finances

Local Highlights

affordable health care act health insurance marketplace
October 17, 2013

If you have questions relating to the Affordable Care Act and its effect on your personal finances, these are some great resources to help you understand a lot of the new lingo you are hearing and help to make informated health inslurance choices while planning for health care costs.

ISU Linn County Extension has moved to Cedar Rapids from Marion
December 3, 2012

ISU Extension Linn County is officially part of Cedar Rapids!  Come visit us at our new location on Collins Road - close to Lindale Mall.

death unclaimed life insurance poilicy help for parents
October 11, 2012

When someone loses a spouse in death it’s very easy for them to lose track of their finances at the same time.  As a result there are billions in unclaimed life insurance policies.  What can you do to prevent this from happening to  your parent?

credit card number stolen what should you do
October 11, 2012

Have you ever received this message on your cell phone: “your credit card number has been stolen; please call back”?  After you call your credit card company to resolve the issue what other steps should you take?

March 12, 2012

Grandparents are playing a bigger financial role in the lives of their grandchildren. This can put an economic strain on their own financial future. What do grandparents need to take into consideration to prevent this from happening?

The ISU Extension Financial Management web site offers information and education about managing money, connecting you to the latest financial and consumer information.

Check Your Credit Report

Take Control of Your $$$Money
FREE on-line course provides steps and strategies that will help you stay on top of your finances and make progress toward your financial goals!

Financial & Consumer Presentations Available

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? worksheets
are helpful when transferring personal property or updating your will.

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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