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Advance Child Tax Credit: Your Opportunity to Get Ahead

July 7, 2021, 9:50 am | Barb Wollan

The federal Child Tax Credit is providing families with children under age 18 advance monthly payments through December -- offering families an opportunity to improve their overall financial well-being, according to Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Carefully Evaluate Firms before Entering into Deferred Price Contracts

November 15, 2017, 8:43 am | Keri Jacobs

Because of the additional risk to the seller, those thinking of using deferred price contracts should carefully evaluate the financial position of firms they are thinking of entering into an agreement with. The type of information sellers should be looking for is highlighted in the publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts."

Take Control of Holiday Stress, Time and Money

November 1, 2017, 7:57 am | Dawn Dunnegan, Laura Sternweis

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips for taking control of time and money commitments during the holidays.

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Resources Available for Financial Literacy Educators

May 2, 2017, 7:52 am | Mary M. Weinand, Laura Sternweis

Responsible financial decision-making is a habit that develops through lifelong learning. But it’s a good idea for that learning to be underway by the time teens begin high school, says Mary M. Weinand, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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.

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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.

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