UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records. Because […]

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Home Food Preservation Resources

Everyone is getting excited for the canning season. The best resources for home food preservation information are the National Center for Home Food Preservation and the University of Wisconsin Extension Check them out at http://nchfp.uga.edu/ and  http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu/  

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Parenting On-Line

We’re excited to announce the release of a new UWEX, Cooperative Extension online Parenting resource. It’s called Parenthetical and it’s available to educators and parents throughout the state at http://www.myparenthetical.com.  Parenthetical is a combination blog, website and social network for parents of 10-16 year old tweens and teens designed to provide parents and other caregivers […]

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Canning

There is nothing quite like home-canned tomatoes or crisp family-favorite dill pickles. “Preserving food from your garden or farmer’s market during the summer can make for quick, and delicious family meals later on,” says Barbara Ingham, University of Wisconsin Extension food safety specialist, “but be sure to follow research-tested recipes for safe, high quality food […]

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Funding Your Retirement

If you are lucky to have a job that offers a 401(k) retirement plan, you may wonder what happens to the account if you ever decide to move to a new company. Some companies will let you transfer the money accumulated into your new company’s 401(k) account, or you may have to transfer that money […]

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Driving Forces for Auto Insurance

Paying too much for your auto insurance? Many factors affect your insurance rates; here are a few things you can do to reduce those costs according to the book Get A Financial Life, by Beth Kobliner: drive safely don’t drive much choose your car carefully (some cars have a higher risk of being damaged or […]

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Loan Labyrinth

Do your college loans make you feel like you are in a labyrinth trying to figure out which ones to accept and all the different terms? Here is a quick guide on the most popular ones: Subsidized Stafford Loans: these are government loans based on financial need and charge no interest until repayment begins, usually […]

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