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Read article: Is it better to ask for help or prepare your tax returns by yourself?
Is it better to ask for help or prepare your tax returns by yourself?
Every year people gather up all their tax documents, organize them and then think about their options: do their income tax filing themselves, pay...
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Read article: Focusing on food costs
Focusing on food costs
Have your groceries been eating up your budget lately? If you have noticed the increased cost of buying food, you are not alone. Some current...
Read article: New Year’s financial refresh
New Year’s financial refresh
With the start of a new year, you should take some time to think about your financial wellness in addition to your overall health. Do you feel like...
Read article: Financial New Year's resolutions
Financial New Year's resolutions
With the start of the new year, many people set some goals or resolutions for the year. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, do you think about...

News Releases

Lessons at the Library. A hand is reaching onto a shelf full of books.
Illinois Extension and local libraries partner for Lessons at the Library
RANTOUL AND CISSNA PARK, Ill – University of Illinois Extension is excited to bring its popular Lessons for Living series to local libraries. Lessons for Living is a free in-person series where people can learn valuable life lessons and get relevant, easy-to-understand tips for living an...
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Students learn career and financial skills with Illinois Extension and 4-H
GILMAN, Ill. — Nearly 200 students from Central, Donovan, Milford, Iroquois West, and Watseka high schools met at Iroquois West High School on September 20, 2023, for a Welcome to the Real World Simulation. The simulation is the culminating event of the Welcome to the Real World...
Drawn picture of a piggy bank. "Pop Up Money Mentors"
Money Mentors hosting pop up mentoring
Do you need help with your personal finances? Do you have a question about your credit report or credit score? Illinois Extension Money Mentor volunteers are here to help! On the second Tuesday of each month, Money Mentors...