Finances

Local Highlights

Your Money Your Future logo
November 14, 2018

Life is not about money - but how you deal with oney has a huge impact on your quality of life, your family's life, and the life of your community.

When you have sound information and strong skills, you can make your money work for you and for your future. You can manage your money effectively, make better financial decisions and live according to your priorities. With sound financial management you can be financially secure throughout your life span.

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck logo
November 14, 2018

Take steps now to make your resources last a lifetime by determining your income needs in retirement and gathering current information about your retirement savings to evaluate progress and determine new savings goals!

Elderly man with cane
November 14, 2018
This highly interactive three-session program is designed to help participants recognize the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), to understand what causes PD, and how treatments work. The program will also describe what therapeutic activities can be done in the home.
Each 45-minute session will be led by ISU Extension and Outreach Field Specialist, Brenda Schmitt,  who is a trained class leader.
Elderly Couple photo
November 14, 2018
Do you provide care and support to a family member who is elderly, ill or has a disability?
Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities. Families are challenged to determine what is best for the person needing care and the impact on the family.
 
The workshop series includes:
  • development of a notebook of financial records
  • presentations by community experts
  • case studies

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!

  • Online resources to help improve financial wellbeing through education and counseling in the areas of homeownership, personal finance, and credit.

  • 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.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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