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March 13, 2020

Caregiving often includes the need to make wise financial decisions – for the person who needs care and alsofor the caregivers themselves! Start now to prepare. The Finances of Caregiving workshop series offers you and your family key information about available resources and strategies, and gets you started gathering needed information. Tuesdays, March 24 and 31 plus April 7,14, 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Webster County Extension Office in Fort Dodge.   Fee is $35, and allows several members of a family to participate together. Pre-Register by March 17 at or call Webster Co Extension at 515-576-2119 with questions.  Finances of Caregiving flyer.

Money Mechanics
March 8, 2017

When making financial decisions, seeking unbiased information is an important first step.  ISU Extension’s free “Money Mechanics” publications provide research-based non-commercial information on ten core financial topics.  They’re designed to help you make informed decisions to meet your needs. 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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