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Budget for Inexpensive Gifts and Create Cherished Memories

November 29, 2016, 10:37 am | Carol Ehlers

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. Read more about Budget for Inexpensive Gifts and Create Cherished Memories

Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

December 1, 2016, 10:59 am | Mackenzie Johnson, Laura Sternweis

Although the holidays can be a season of giving, sometimes the focus shifts to a season of getting, or so it may seem from a child’s perspective. Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging their children. Read more about Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

Contact Iowa Concern for Help with Financial Stress

December 1, 2016, 11:23 am | Jan Monahan, Margaret VanGinkel

December can be the season for financial stress, but Iowans don’t have to take on that stress by themselves. Iowa Concern, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help – with a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website available 24/7 at no charge.

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Teacher Workshop Explores High School Financial Planning Program

February 9, 2017, 1:47 pm | Carol Ehlers, Jan Monahan, Laura Sternweis

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. Read more about Teacher Workshop Explores High School Financial Planning Program

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Financial Skills Can Make Other Goals Easier to Reach

March 2, 2017, 8:26 am | Barb Wollan, Suzanne Bartholomae, Laura Sternweis

Money often plays a role when people are trying to reach their goals or deal with difficult issues in their lives. “Your Money, Your Goals,” a course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is specifically designed for professionals and volunteers who want to help others with their finances. Read more about Financial Skills Can Make Other Goals Easier to Reach

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‘A Place of Your Own’ Homebuyer Education Prepares Consumers

July 5, 2017, 7:54 am | Carol Ehlers, Laura Sternweis

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. Read more about ‘A Place of Your Own’ Homebuyer Education Prepares Consumers

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ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Retirement Education for Child Care Providers

September 1, 2017, 8:43 am | Carolyn Steckelberg, Laura Sternweis

Iowa’s child care providers help young children be ready for school and future success. They can better focus on that important task if they aren’t worried about their financial security, says Carolyn Steckelberg, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Retirement Education for Child Care Providers

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