Finances

Local Highlights

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.

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October 19, 2020

When prioritizing expenses, a major household bill is utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, water and sewer, phone and internet/cable). The highest utility cost is typically heating the home. Learn tips to help manage the budget, especially during this trying time.

Children playing at a table
September 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists.

March 19, 2019

Extension Flooding Resources: To find information about dealing with flooding go to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/flooding.  For specific information regarding beef cattle go to http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/floodresources.html.


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!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • 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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