Local Highlights

Jan Monahan
August 28, 2019

The Finances of Caregiving provides materials to assist caregivers in protecting their assets and prepare for their retirement while providing care. This five-week program, beginning Tuesday October 1- 29th, will meet at the Grace United Methodists Church located at 311 2nd Ave. North from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Cost is $35 per person or $40 per couple (spouse, sibling, or parent/child).  10 Nursing CEU's available for $15.

Gary Wright
July 5, 2019

Clay County Farmland Leasing and Value Meeting to be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the 4-H Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Call 712-262-2264 to pre-register (cost $20) until August 14, day of program (August 15) cost will be $25.  Couple registration is $30 and includes one workbook to share.  Each registrant will receive one lease arrangements book.

Jan Monahan
December 7, 2018

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on Thursday- Jan. 10 & Jan. 17, 2019 at the Iowa Lakes Community College (1900 Grand Avenue, Spencer)

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November 9, 2017

On Monday, November 20th Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a free workshop in Spencer. Smart Choice: Health Insurance is designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation.   The workshop will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Spencer Public Library, 213 3rd Street; Spencer, IA.

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April 12, 2017

Writing Your Retirement Paycheckis designed to provide information needed by those approaching retirement within the next ten years.  This Free Workshop will be held on Wednesday and Thursday- May 3 and 4 at the Spencer Public Library located at 21 East3rd Street; Spencer, IA. Please contact the Library at 712-580-7290 or by email: to register.

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.

  • 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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