University of Illinois Extension

Other Web Resources

Extension Money Management Websites

More for Your Money
Choosing a Financial Professional
Is Your Financial Security at Risk?
Credit Card Smarts
Thrifty Living
Plan Well, Retire Well

Additional Resources

Farm Economics

Farm.doc
http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/index.html
These articles illustrate the impact of the current financial crisis on the agricultural economy and decision-making.  Focus is devoted to five main topics—the nature of the financial crisis, impacts on the short-term availability of credit, the connection between the financial meltdown and commodity prices, crop insurance decisions, and land rental and lease negotiations.

  • The Current Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here?
  • Financial Markets in Agriculture
  • Implications of Credit Market Problems for Crop Prices
  • Increased Probabilities of Crop Insurance Payments
  • 2009 Rental Decisions Given Volatile Commodity Prices and Higher Input Costs

Integerated Pest Management
http://ipm.uiuc.edu/
Useful site for producers (fruits, vegetables, turf, greenhouse, livestock) to improve their financial “bottom line.”

Families

Personal Finance
http://www.extension.org/personal%20finance
http://www.mymoney.gov
www.cyfernet.org 

Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops: Working Together as a Family
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/Freepubs/pdfs/ui341.pdf.

Money Management in Tough Times
http://www.extension.org/pages/Financial_Security:_Managing_Money_in_Tough_Times.

Parenting
http://www.parenting247.org

Intentional Harmony
http://www.worklife.uiuc.edu

Blogs

Staying Strong in a Busy World
http://managingworkandlife.blogspot.com

Other Resources

University of Illinois Flash Index
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/go/flashindex