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Simple holidays that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending.
Recent Iowa police department and Federal Trade Commission reports indicate scammers are posing as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge people to wire money immediately. Don't do it, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
The Northwest Area Education Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invite Iowa educators to learn how to teach the High School Financial Planning Program April 24 in Sioux City. The workshop will feature this curriculum that addresses student hands-on learning in money management, borrowing, earning power, investing, financial services and insurance.
Before checking if the furniture fits, anyone looking to buy that first home needs to know if the budget fits. “A Place of Your Own,” from ISU Extension and Outreach, is an online course that provides consumers with decision making tools on whether now is a good time to buy a home.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialist Carol Ehlers has been certified as an Accredited Financial Counselor by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.
Reality TV often features contestants demonstrating skills as they live in the woods, race through an obstacle course or compete in challenges on an island. However, in everyday living, financial literacy skills are far more important for survival. ISU Extension and Outreach offers the High School Financial Planning Program to help educators teach these skills to teens.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist Carol Huneycutt Ehlers has been designated a Certified Housing Counselor by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. This is her second national mark of excellence from the association.
As 2019 draws to a close, many Iowans are preparing for the holiday season. However, it’s also time to begin preparing for income tax season. An important step for tax planning is to review how much money is being withheld from each paycheck for federal income tax, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa families need to keep an eye on how inflation is affecting their cost of living. Building a budget with an “inflation fighter” adjustment is a key strategy, according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a free virtual series, “Money Smart: When Money Is Short – Prioritizing Bills, Protecting Credit and Managing Debt,” on Mondays, April 4, 11 and 18, from noon to 1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Participation in the three-part series is free and open to the public.