Finances

Local Highlights

April 14, 2021

The three major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—will continue to offer a free credit report to consumers each week at AnnualCreditReport.com until April 20, 2022.

April 13, 2021

This week-long campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 20, 2020

COVID AG UPDATE: Focus On Resilience

Kristine Tidgren

Monday, Aug 31

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Register at http://bit.ly/covidag16468

No Cost

August 20, 2020

COVID AG UPDATE: Focus On Resilience

Norlan Hinke

Monday, Aug 24

7:30 - 8:30 PM

June 25, 2020

Protecting savings and assets becomes increasingly important as people age. Older adults can be attractive targets for fraudsters. Studies have suggested that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation in 2010 by a broad spectrum of perpetrators, including persons they know and trust, as well as strangers. Financial education practitioners can help to prevent, recognize, and report financial exploitation.

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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