Finances

Local Highlights

Dairy cows in pasture
August 7, 2018

Three ISU Extension and Ooutreach webinars are available for viewing.

July 4, 2018

4-H and FFA ribbon auction at Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco grosses $67,375.

April 13, 2017

You can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget.

Map of Iowa
December 12, 2016

#NotToBrag - Iowa is a great place to live, work and play. 

October 17, 2016

Truly honored to have Dr. Ruth and her assistant Mary visit in Cresco on October 11, 2016.

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.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • 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!

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

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