Finances

Local Highlights

Insurance Graphic
October 29, 2020
Keeping health care costs low is easier if you choose your health insurance wisely, and then learn how to use it well.  Two free upcoming workshops will get you started!
Couple Working on Financial Document
October 1, 2020

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encourages to register for Grant Writing 101, which will be presented online by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 4.

Volunteer Visiting Elderly Person
September 24, 2020

Drops in income, increased unemployment, unexpected disasters, and overall economic instability in 2020 have resulted in financial uncertainty for many Iowa families.

Disaster scene
August 26, 2020

Considering all the catastrophes that Iowa is currently facing, it is fitting that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named September "National Preparedness Month."

Couple Holding Hands
November 23, 2019

Couples will have the opportunity to unwind and enjoy an off-farm experience with other farm couples.

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.

  • 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.

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    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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