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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

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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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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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. Read more about Take Control of Holiday Stress, Time and Money

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Start New Year with New Goals for Saving and Spending

January 2, 2018, 10:18 am | Jan Monahan, Laura Sternweis

For many Iowans, the new year brings old bills – for holiday gifts, travel and other expenses – and ratchets up their financial stress. “Money Talk,” a workshop series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help Iowans learn to plan their spending throughout the year, as they address past holiday debt, lessen stress and prepare for their future. Read more about Start New Year with New Goals for Saving and Spending

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Free Tax Filing Helps Lower-Income Iowans Keep More of Their Refunds

February 5, 2018, 9:24 am | Barb Wollan, Laura Sternweis

An income tax refund provides an important annual financial boost for many Iowa families. Claiming that tax refund, however, is sometimes more expensive than it needs to be, according to Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Free Tax Filing Helps Lower-Income Iowans Keep More of Their Refunds

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