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Read article: Three money strategies to practice with your children
Three money strategies to practice with your children
Talking about money can be tough. We tend to have all kinds of values, mixed messages, emotions and more tied to our money conversations. For some...
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Read article: Steps to choose health insurance
Steps to choose health insurance
Purchasing health insurance requires choosing which insurance plan works best for you, whether you are choosing from your workplace options or from...
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Read article: Spring into food savings
Spring into food savings
As food is necessary for everyone, it is an important expense in your regular budget. Some ways to...
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Read article: Finding financial balance
Finding financial balance
Money is a topic that impacts almost everyone. Learning what you value and how to balance your individual wants and needs with your available...
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Read article: More help available to manage your money
More help available to manage your money
Hi everyone! My name is Emily Harmon, and I am Extension's new Finances Educator for Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion counties. While I am...
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Read article: Reacquaint yourself with the Plan Well, Retire Well blog
Reacquaint yourself with the Plan Well, Retire Well blog
We’re back! After a hiatus, the Plan Well, Retire Well blog is back with renewed energy! We will introduce our Illinois Extension bloggers in the...
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Read article: Let’s find your financial balance
Let’s find your financial balance
Money is a topic that impacts almost everyone. Money is necessary for basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, etc. Once basic needs are met,...
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Read article: Decluttering Your Life
Decluttering Your Life
Does the clutter in your house cause you stress? Is the clutter a cause for conflict with other family members? Do you want less clutter but you are...

News Releases

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Take proactive steps to improve overall economic well-being
URBANA, Ill. – In these times, many people feel overwhelmed by financial worries and feel uncomfortable talking about it. Whatever the circumstances, there are ways to get through these tough economic times, relieve stress and anxiety and regain control of finances. Gain the financial...
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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...
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Build money management skills early for a solid financial future
URBANA, Ill. — Building positive money habits early in life paves the way for long-term financial stability, but navigating topics such as spending, saving, investing, and managing debt can feel overwhelming, especially for young adults who are tackling financial responsibilities for the first...


Conscious Credit

How do you find accurate, credible information to help you make ethical and conscious borrowing decisions? Explore the role of a responsible borrower and myths and facts about credit.

What's Your Job Worth

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are a significant investment tool for many people. Are you receiving all the benefits of your job that you can?

Your Steps to Investing

Ready to take action on your investment goals? This webinar will help you develop your own action plan.

Investing Basics

Start with this webinar to learn investment terms and basic concepts.