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Money Smart Week Is April 18-25
(Posted on 3/18/2015)
Iowans have a chance to brush up on money management skills during Money Smart Week, April 18-25, 2015.
Women: 'We Need to Talk -- about Money’
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years. The Money Talk program from ISU Extension and Outreach helps women make informed financial decisions.
ISU Extension and Outreach Has Retirement Resources for Every Age
(Posted on 2/2/2015)
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.
VITA Volunteers Provide Free Tax Preparation in Rural Counties
(Posted on 1/8/2015)
A team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout Iowa volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists help train these volunteers.
Make Better Financial Decisions with Free Smart Investing Courses
(Posted on 12/11/2014)
Iowans who want to learn to make better investing decisions can register for “Smart Investing@Your Library.” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three free courses completely online, as well as face to face at some Iowa libraries.
Advanced Planning Is Key to Holiday Cheer
(Posted on 12/5/2014)
A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Build Financial Skills with Free Online Classes
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.
‘Your Money Your Future’ Online Class Begins
(Posted on 9/23/2014)
Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes that philosophy can help people stretch their resources until the next paycheck arrives. However, a two-hour class from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a better way to make the money last each month.
Prepare for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance
(Posted on 9/2/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall to help Iowans prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15.
Affordable Care Act Has Implications for Farm Families
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Considering the high cost of health insurance, farm families should become familiar with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists in family finance discuss the implications for farm families in the August issue of Ag Decision Maker.

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