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Writing Your Retirement Paycheck
February 15, 2017

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime? This important question will be addressed in a two-part workshop scheduled for Mondays, March 20 & 27. The workshop is a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Citizens Community Credit Union, and will be held from 5:30 -7:45 at the credit union, with a light supper provided.

February 2, 2017

As American life expectancy increases, it is increasingly likely that adults will end up caring for an elderly parent or relative.  Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities, including dealing with financial and legal issues, and balancing the nees of all involved.  Finances of Caregiving, a new five-art series from ISU Extension and Outreach will be Tuesdays from March 7th through April 4th at the Webster County Extension office.

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Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Online resources to help improve financial wellbeing through education and counseling in the areas of homeownership, personal finance, and credit.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • 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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