Finances Information

Check Credit Report to Make Sure You Are ‘You’
(Posted on 7/1/2014)
Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year to make sure the information is accurate and to correct any errors. One way to learn more about credit is to sign up for “Your Money, Your Future” workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Online Extension Course Helps Home Buyers
(Posted on 6/2/2014)
Buying a home is one of the most complicated financial transactions that most Americans will undertake. To help consumers get ready to buy a home, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “A Place of Your Own,” an online home ownership course.
Approved Debtor Education Course Offers Recovery after Bankruptcy
(Posted on 5/1/2014)
Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.
Money Smart Week Events Help Iowans Manage Personal Finances
(Posted on 3/26/2014)
Iowans have a chance to brush up on their money management skills during Money Smart Week April 5-12, 2014. Financial institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and community groups have teamed up to offer a full week of events designed to help Iowans of all ages better manage their finances.
Course Sharpens Financial Coaching Skills
(Posted on 3/3/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “Sharpen Your Financial Coaching Skills.” The course is designed for volunteers, clergy, social workers and others working in nonprofit groups and organizations, who assist their clients or members with financial management concerns,
All Open Enrollment for Individual Health Insurance Ends March 31
(Posted on 3/3/2014)
Iowans no longer can procrastinate when it comes to health insurance. When the annual open enrollment period ends on March 31, most people will be unable to purchase individual health coverage from any source until the next open enrollment period in fall 2014.
Iowans Share Community Priorities That Need Extension and Outreach Education
(Posted on 2/28/2014)
In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.
Iowa State Helps to Educate Iowans about Health Insurance
(Posted on 2/5/2014)
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is hosting free workshops at libraries and extension offices across the state to help Iowans better understand their health insurance options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act.
File Return to Take Advantage of Tax Credits
(Posted on 2/3/2014)
Working families with moderate or low incomes qualify for important tax credits that frequently result in substantial tax refunds. Family finance specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are educating Iowans about how to obtain these credits.
Get Your Teen Financially Fit in the New Year
(Posted on 1/2/2014)
Teaching young people basic money management skills will help them not only this year, but for years to come. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps make the High School Financial Planning Program available in Iowa.

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