Finances

Local Highlights

Holiday gift voucher
November 30, 2016

Simple holidays that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible

November 1, 2016

Income has grown in rural Iowa by nearly 10 percent over the last decade

Little girl stacking coins
September 2, 2016

Adult money habits start to form as early as preschool

Daughter caregiver
August 2, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach offers ‘Finances of Caregiving’ for family caregivers

Shopping bags
July 27, 2016

No sales tax is charged on clothing and footwear items priced under $100

Statewide Resources

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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