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Use Tax Refund to Reach Financial Goals

February 2, 2023, 9:25 am | Barb Wollan

Whether it’s $500 or $5,000, the way you use your tax refund can have a real impact on your personal and financial wellbeing. Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some suggestions on how to use your tax refund.

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‘Money Smart’ Statewide Virtual Series Begins Nov. 21

November 1, 2022, 2:15 pm | Barb Wollan, Carol Ehlers, Jeannette Mukayisire

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host “Money Smart: Prioritizing Bills, Credit and Debt,” a free, three-part, virtual series on Mondays, Nov. 21, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. This virtual series provides tools to help manage money effectively, make better financial decisions and live according to your priorities.

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Spend Less at Halloween and Other Holidays

October 28, 2022, 10:04 am | Carol Ehlers

It's the time of year when families need to consider budgeting for upcoming holiday spending and eliminating areas of waste, which may include money spent on candy, said Carol Ehlers, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers some simple ways to save money at Halloween or other holidays.

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