Finances

Local Highlights

October 20, 2020

Your thoughts on retirement may be among the many things in flux due to COVID-19. Some employers are offering early retirement incentives. Many Iowans are considering early retirement due to job challenges, health concerns, or other reasons. On top of that, temporary policy changes have made it easier for people to withdraw from their retirement accounts during 2020. You may have questions as you sort through your options.

August 25, 2020

Many people in our communities are dealing with financial challenges, and ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a new kind of help: one-on-one financial consultations to provide information and to help families sort through their options and make the best possible decisions for their situation. This FREE and confidential consultation can take place by phone, web-based conversation, or by email.

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June 24, 2020

Many Iowans have experienced a sudden income drop, yet the bills keep coming.

June 24, 2020
A source of help for Iowans in need 24/7 Phone Support - Trained staff take your calls via a toll-free hotline at 1-800-447-1985.

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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