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Read article: Cost-effective ways to beat the summer heat
Cost-effective ways to beat the summer heat
In the Midwest, the summer months can bring the heat. Many people look forward to this season for a variety of reasons like possible vacations or...
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Read article: Building wealth through saving
Building wealth through saving
Financial wellness goals often include feeling financially secure in the future. While this may look...
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Read article: How do you save money during the summer?
How do you save money during the summer?
Summer is around the corner! For those of us in the colder regions of the U.S., the warmer months present us with options we longed for during the...
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Read article: Tax time financial review and decisions
Tax time financial review and decisions
As the April 15 tax deadline has just passed, most people have filed their income tax returns. What are you planning to do with your tax refund or...

News Releases

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Extension summer programming offered in Rochelle
ROCHELLE, Ill. - Illinois Extension offers free programming at the Hub City Senior Center in Rochelle this summer. The first workshop will be held on July 24 from 1-2 pm. Kara Schweitzer, University of Illinois Extension Educator, dives into aging and the many changes that happen along the way...
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Local Extension office to host upcoming events
OREGON, Ill. - The local University of Illinois Extension office in Ogle County released upcoming free April events. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these programs, call 815-632-3611 by April 1.    Don't Go It Alone: Improving Your Social...


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?