Local Highlights

October 19, 2018

Storm Lake, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Buena Vista County will host area professionals November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to acquire the national “Your Money, Your Goals” training and qualify for social worker credits.

August 29, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist Carol Huneycutt Ehlers has been designated a Certified Housing Counselor by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. This is her second national mark of excellence from the association.

May 14, 2018

A new law, SF 2349, provides two new healthcare benefit options for small employers and sole proprietors. An in-depth analysis, written by Kristine Tidgren of the Iowa State Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, is in the May issue of the Acreage Living Newsletter.

February 16, 2018

A unique group of ‘Family Caregivers’ living in our community are providing unpaid caregiving for adults who because of physical impairments or failing memory can no longer complete their day-to-day activities. Regardless of how to make first caregiving actions or take complex money decisions, a March 2018 “Finances of Caregiving” five-week workshop series brings national resources, community partners and tools assisting family caregivers to Iowans to protect their finances. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program registration closes, Monday, March 19th

February 16, 2018

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on  Thursdays March 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  at the Humboldt County Extension Office.

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.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • 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.

  • 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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