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Improving financial health: From health insurance to tax credits

1040 tax form

Low financial literacy, coupled with stagnant incomes and rising living costs, can erode financial security. That’s why Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is hosting free workshops to help Iowans better understand their health insurance options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act. Extension specialists also are educating moderate and low-income Iowans about tax credits that are available to them if they file a return.

“This is information that’s going to potentially save consumers money, money that could feed back into local economies,” said Suzanne Bartholomae, family financial management specialist and adjunct associate professor.

This article appeared in February 2014 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter