Finances

Local Highlights

June 1, 2020

Beginning June 1, our office staff will return to working from our county office Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Staff will be working but our doors will be locked. Community members can call (712) 335-3103 to set up a time to enter our office as needed with only one community member being inside at that time. Thank you for your continued help as we work differently to ensure the safety of all Iowans.

July 4, 2020

Educational meetings for agriculture property owners and tenants to highlight the most-current land value and leasing information.

May 31, 2020

As Iowa and the nation face the continuing impacts of the pandemic, advance health care planning is increasingly vital, says Jeongeun Lee, an Iowa State University assistant professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies.

May 19, 2020

The 2020 cash rent survey shows another increase, but recent economic factors could still weigh heavily, says Alejandro Plastina, associate professor and extension economist at Iowa State University.

April 22, 2020

Are you dealing with a drop in income? You are not alone. There are steps you can take to get a handle on your finances. We are available for a confidential phone call. Contact Carol Ehlers, ISU Extension family finance specialist at xehlers@iastate.edu. You can also leave a phone message with Extension’s toll-free Iowa Concern hotline at 1-800-447-1985 to have someone get back to you.


Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

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    Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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