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Read article: Black Friday Shopping – Is it worth the hype?
Black Friday Shopping – Is it worth the hype?
The holiday shopping season is upon us. The upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales will be here soon. Don’t forget occasional expenses, like...
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Read article: How do interest rates impact you?
How do interest rates impact you?
Leaves are falling, but interest rates remain high. Have you ever wondered how the Fed rate decisions impact you? First, let’s explain what is meant...
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Read article: Do you experience purchase pain with cashless transactions?
Do you experience purchase pain with cashless transactions?
When trying to bring awareness to your spending habits, do cashless purchases register the same for you? The pain of paying is a term used to...
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Read article: Income and expenses for college students
Income and expenses for college students
The new school year brings a lot of excitement and maybe some new responsibilities. Those responsibilities could be paying housing expenses or...

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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...
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Money management strategies to help young adults achieve financial wellness
College can be an exciting time of self-discovery and growth, but it's also a time to face new financial challenges that produce anxiety and stress. To manage this, it's best to start early to build good financial habits that will ensure a solid future, learn how to make the most of financial...
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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...


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?