Finances

Local Highlights

September 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, everyday life often involves masking up, keeping our distance and sending children to school online. Many Iowans also have experienced one or more natural disasters including flooding, drought and a derecho.

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September 29, 2020

October is just around the corner! The Words on Wellness (WOW!) newsletter features timely topics on home food preservation, a recipe for apple cinnamon bread, and MORE! 

September 23, 2020

Join ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County this fall for some safe, fun, after school activities! Our youth staff will be offering two different afterschool programs.  Each month will feature a different theme of activities and lessons!  October is All About Agriculture, November will focus on leadership & service, and December’s theme is Happy, Hearty, & Healthy.

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September 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Iowa’s economy in various ways — some predictable, others not so much. Three experienced economists recently shared their observations on COVID-19 impacts on the “Back to Business Iowa”podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

winter squash
September 16, 2020

Winter squash can be enjoyed for months when the fruit are properly harvested, cured and stored. Horticulture experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to frequent questions on all aspects of horticulture, including questions on winter crops.

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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

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

  • 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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