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News & articles
- Published: Monday, April 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registration is now open for a free three-part series, “Your Financial Health in the COVID-19 Era.” The webinars, starting Friday, May 1, are available online to all Missourians through a collaboration between the University of ...
- Published: Thursday, April 5, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The bell for the April 17 tax return deadline tolls for thee.But don’t panic, says University of Missouri Extension personal financial planning specialist Andrew Zumwalt. Income tax extensions are easy to file and give filers some ...
- Published: Monday, March 12, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri alumni Alyssa Roost, BHS ’16, and Matt Praiswater, BS ’15, met in 2016 when they worked as interns for Camp Ca-Pow (College Access-Planning Our Way), a program that helps middle school students explore ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Recent news may have some consumers confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, requiring most Americans to have health insurance, said Brenda ...
Publication date: July 1, 2020
Producers of agricultural commodities regularly face price and production risks. Furthermore, increased global free trade and changes in domestic agricultural policy have increased these risks. As the variability of price increases the variability of ...
Publication date: June 1, 2020
This guide describes how to place an input (long) hedge in the futures market to reduce the price risk associated with buying an input. For example, assume that Heidi, a swine producer, knows she will be buying a pen of feeder pigs two months from ...
Publication date: June 2, 2020
This guide provides information about commodity exchange markets and contract specifications for selected agricultural commodities common to Missouri. As an agricultural producer or agribusiness person, you need to have a clear understanding of the ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2019
This guide describes how to place an output (short) hedge in the futures market to reduce the price risk associated with selling an output used in your business. For example, assume that John, a cattle producer, knows he will be selling a pen of ...
Publication date: Sept. 27, 2018
As you attempt to restore your life and home after a disaster, you will face many decisions. In many cases, the decisions will involve large investments. Naturally, you will want to recover as much as possible through your homeowners insurance ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
Small changes in your shopping habits can mean saving money at the grocery store. What can YOU do to save?Check for tips on this page that can work for you and your family.Before you go to the store…Make a list. Why? You'll spend less time in ...
Learn about free tax assistance programs backed by the IRS.
Find more information about AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, which provides free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers.
Lists numerous Kansas City area sites offering free 2020 tax preparation assistance.
In this news article and video, KOMU 8's Emily Spain talked with Andrew Zumwalt, MU Extension assistant professor for financial planning, about how the economy is doing now that states are beginning to reopen.
This ebook discusses several topics related to the financial impact of Covid-19.
Making Money Count for Clergy
Finance info and tools for clergy to use personally and professionally.
MoTax: Missouri Taxpayer Education Initiative
Students gaining real-world experience by providing free tax assistance to people with low or moderate incomes, those with disabilities, older adults and English-as-a-second-language taxpayers.
Meet the experts
- Andrew Zumwalt ASST EXTENSION PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE STATE SPECIALIST FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING View Profile
- Graham McCaulley ASSISTANT EXTENSION PROFESSOR AND STATE SPECIALIST View Profile
- Katie Neuner COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile
- Meridith Berry COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT View Profile