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Pause before Spending: How Many Hours Will It Cost You?

June 1, 2022, 8:00 am | Sandra McKinnon

Creating a spending plan often focuses on balancing money coming in and going out of the household. Sandra McKinnon, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers another approach: Besides looking at the dollars, also consider the hours.


Money Smart Week Offers ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart.’ to Help Consumers with Their Food Budget

March 28, 2022, 1:42 pm | Suzanne Bartholomae, Christine Hradek

Iowans can learn how to “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” during the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s 20th annual Money Smart Week, April 9-16. “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” is a nutrition education resource from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and will be featured during a Facebook Live event on April 11.

‘Money Smart: When Money Is Short’ Statewide Series Begins April 4

March 18, 2022, 8:38 am | Carol Ehlers, Barb Wollan, Jeannette Mukayisire

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.

New Issues for 2021 Tax Returns

January 5, 2022, 8:45 am | Barb Wollan

Filing a 2021 federal tax return will involve a little extra preparation for many families because of some short-term programs that were put in place as part of COVID-19 relief, according to Barb Wollan, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Money Smart: When Money Is Short Begins Nov. 29

November 11, 2021, 11:54 am | Barb Wollan

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host “Money Smart: When Money is Short.” The three-session virtual series will cover prioritizing bills, protecting credit and managing debt. Pre-registration is required.


‘Your Money, Your Goals’ Online Training Is Aug. 10

July 28, 2021, 8:54 am | Mary M. Weinand

When money worries and challenges become overwhelming, many people become unable to see beyond their immediate crisis. ISU Extension and Outreach is offering “Your Money, Your Goals” on Aug. 10 to help frontline workers assist clients who are facing financial challenges.


Gain Skills for Remote Work; Certificate Course Begins Aug. 2

July 7, 2021, 11:45 am | Brenda Schmitt

Having the skills to be successful in remote work can open employment possibilities for Iowans no matter where they live. Iowans can gain these skills through the Remote Work Certificate. Register before July 28 to participate in the next session of the Remote Work Certificate course.