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‘Money Smart’ Statewide Virtual Series Begins April 17

March 21, 2023, 2:28 pm | Barb Wollan, Carol Ehlers, Jeannette Mukayisire

With the end of pandemic assistance programs and the rise in inflation, some people may be turning to their credit cards, increasing their balances and creating challenges for paying their bills. Iowans facing financial challenges may sign up for “Money Smart: Prioritizing Bills, Credit and Debt,” a free, three-part, virtual series from ISU Extension and Outreach.


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Offers Teacher License Renewal Course ‘Small Change’ on March 29

February 28, 2023, 10:35 am | Phyllis Zalenski, Carol Ehlers

K-12 teachers may register for “Small Change: Building Financial Security for Educators.” The online course content is embedded in the financial literacy standards of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies, and connects participants with curricula, resources and school-based programs for elementary, middle and high school levels.


Money and Love: Smart Spending

February 9, 2023, 11:30 am | Carol Ehlers

In addition to Valentine’s Day, many other “love and money” choices impact our wallets, said Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. To handle these expenses, look at the big picture to plan ahead.


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.