Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Economics
Extension Specialist, Consumer Economics
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics
Extension Educator, Consumer & Family Economics
Extension Educator, Consumer and Family Economics
March 6, 2014
February 25, 2014
Way back in July I first wrote about cutting the cord on our paid TV. I talked about looking at our options and deciding how we "use" TV and what we watched (what were must watch and what we had on just for background and distraction). Several readers commented on how they too cut the cord and were the better for it.
February 24, 2014
America Saves Week, February 24-March 1st, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That's why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.
February 19, 2014
My husband is contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), so of course I wanted to learn all the in's and out's of this relatively new animal. If this is new to you, check out the benefits and who qualifies in last month's post.
February 13, 2014
I was talking with a coworker the other day about her family's financial goals and plan for the coming year. "We have decided not to use our credit cards-we want to pay them off." Great plan I said but as she looked glum, I asked what was wrong. She replied that she and her husband were calling this "The Year of Suck".
February 6, 2014
Though it may not seem like the time of year to think about weddings given our current polar vortex winter, spring is coming up soon and that means wedding season! Even if you're already married – this post may relate to someone you know - A daughter or son, a niece nephew, or a new member of your family. As a former employee of a major bridal salon in the US as well as just purchasing my very own wedding dress – below are some tips to help you decide if you "say yes to the dress"!
January 30, 2014
Working families may get a larger tax refund this year because of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but to get it, you must claim it. Today, January 31, marks the 8th National EITC Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites.
January 21, 2014
It's a scary to think of someone stealing our money. When we hear about millions of accounts being hacked, we wonder "What can we do to protect our identity and our money?"
January 20, 2014
If you like avoiding taxes, you'll want to learn about Health Saving Accounts.
January 15, 2014
In the past few days it has been revealed that not only Target was hit with security breaches that allowed millions of names, account information, e-mails and pin numbers to be gathered and repackaged for sale to fraudulent use (now at 110 million and counting), but that Neiman Marcus was hit before Christmas as well (40 million and counting), and at least three other retailers who, while apparently not hit as hard, have chosen to remain anonymous.