Finances

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Man in wheel chair with caregiver
September 17, 2018

Caregiving involves more than just medical problems. Helping your loved one manage his or her finances can ensure that he or she will be able to pay for needed care and live more comfortably.

Family caregiving can have a big impact on a family’s finances and on the family caregiver’s ability to work and retire. Although financial resources are sometimes limited, there are a variety of resources available to help caregivers in financial need. 

June 21, 2018

Grain marketing is a key factor in farm profitability. Do you need tools to develop a marketing plan? Are you looking for strategies to improve a marketing plan? Or are you simply wanting to learn more about grain marketing?

Individuals who market grain are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Grain Marketing workshops put on by ISU Extension and Outreach in Palo Alto and Emmet County.

December 14, 2017

We are looking to hire a Summer Youth Assistant Position. 

December 13, 2017

Make plans to start 2018 more informed on your financial management and discover the best practices for making plans for the future. ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County along with the Estherville Public Library are offering a series of financial classes that will be held at noon each Wednesday in the month of January.  

November 20, 2017

This class will be held at the Northstar Bank, 2202 Central Ave in Estherville.  Cost is $150.00. This eight-hour program aims to train food service professionals about food safety requirements and best practices to meet them.

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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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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