Finances

Local Highlights

May 17, 2019

long-term care

WATERLOO, Iowa – Providing long-term care for a loved one can take a physical, emotional and financial toll on the caregiver and the person receiving the care, and can affect their community as a whole. Through the Finances of Caregiving workshop series, a mother and her daughter learned how to face this challenge together. Then they encouraged the broader African American community to learn as well.

The Finances of Caregiving workshop series helps families with many issues related to providing care for a loved one, said Jeannette Mukayisire, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 6, 2014

Saving, getting out of debt, buying wisely, looking to the future – whether you are just starting out, or already well-established, making the most of your money is an on-going theme for just about everyone. New information, products and challenges never stop coming, and occasionally some “old” information is also timely! Read Iowa State Extension's Money Tip$ Blog...

February 6, 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, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life.
 The Web page includes resources for three general audiences: those who are just starting to prepare for retirement, those in mid-career and those who are nearing retirement. It includes publications on a wide range of topics, all available for free online review or download. Video learning modules, usually 10 to 20 minutes in length, also are available on specific topics.

January 25, 2015

 
The Eastside Ministerial Alliance will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing for low-moderate income families during the month of February and March.  
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Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • 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.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • 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.

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

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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