Finances

Local Highlights

Notepad with pen behind text reading "How much income will you need?"
January 12, 2022

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck is designed to provide information and resources needed by those approaching retirement within the next ten years. The workshop outlines key factors to consider prior to retirement and describes strategies for planning one’s income in retirement. An online version is being offered on Thursdays 20 and 27.

Dollar bills and change with text reading "Money Tips"
October 22, 2021

When prioritizing expenses, a major household bill is utilities (e.g., electricity, gas, water and sewer, landline and cell phone, and internet/cable). The highest utility cost is typically heating the home.
Plan for increasing home heating costs over the next six months as Utility providers are warning that they may increase these costs. 

July 15, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Annual Farmland Leasing Meetings for agriculture property owners, tenants, ag business representatives and lenders will be held at 11 different locations through early August with Woodbury County hosting an event on August 10.

Truck on road with text reading Farmers to Families Food Box pickup
April 16, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County, along with the Community Action Agency of Siouxland, is hosting a drive thru food giveaway at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23 in the parking lot of Lewis and Clark Park located at 3400 Line Dr. in Sioux City. More than 1,250 food boxes will be distributed as part of the USDA sponsored Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Your Money, Your Goals info sheet
December 8, 2020

Better equip yourself with tools and resources to help others define their financial goals, use credit wisely, manage debt effectively and access appropriate community resources by attending a training on the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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.

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

  • 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!

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

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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