Finances

Local Highlights

January 31, 2022

When money worries and challenges become overwhelming, many people become unable to see beyond their immediate crisis. Soon other parts of their life begin to fall through the cracks, like paying bills or other important tasks.

July 12, 2021

The expanded amount and eligibility for the 2021 Child Tax Credit, combined with the advance monthly payments which begin in July, offer families an opportunity to improve their overall financial well-being.

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.

April 22, 2021

Classes will begin May 18 and run every Tuesday and Thursday through June 10, 2021, from 3:30 – 5 PM via ZOOM platform.

April 16, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach joins alliance to provide small businesses COVID-19 support!

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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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