Finances

Local Highlights

telecommunications
July 12, 2021

AMES, Iowa – On May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is good news for those depending on the internet for their jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and so much more, says Brenda Schmitt, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

families and finances
July 12, 2021

A new federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic kicks of this month, designed to boost the financial well-being of families with children 17 and under, according to Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

retirement
May 6, 2021

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 offered online on Wednesdays, May 26 and June 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Child Care
September 23, 2020

4 virtual sessions offered in October and Novemember. 

finance resources
April 14, 2020

As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communites these resources porvide informaiton to help you cope with concerns about healthy eating, relationships, mental health and well being, personal finance, food safety, nutrition and wellness. 

 

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.

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

  • 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!

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

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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