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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...
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Read article: Financial spring cleaning time
Financial spring cleaning time
As a new season begins and the weather starts to change, many people like to have a fresh start to spring with a seasonal cleaning. Whether you set...
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Read article: How does my credit affect renting?
How does my credit affect renting?
Credit history plays a significant role when looking for housing. While I live in a college town with many housing options, finding a home...
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Read article: Where does the money go?
Where does the money go?
Another month has gone by, and I’m wondering, how does my household spend so much money? It’s definitely time for a Spending Audit! I’m on the hunt...

News Releases

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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 Connections...
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Opportunity to learn practical money management strategies
URBANA, Ill. — Navigating financial management can often seem overwhelming and intimidating, particularly for those uncertain about how to begin. Studies have shown that financial stress can have detrimental effects on both physical and emotional well-being. Therefore, having access to practical...


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?