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- Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
MARSHALL, Mo. – You’ve got your diploma in hand. Hopefully, you’ll have a paycheck in hand soon. Whether you’re graduating from high school or finishing college and heading into the workforce for the first time, good financial decisions ...
- Published: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many students have the desire to go to college, but not the funds to pay for it. Fortunately, there are options available to help students afford higher education. Students can take advantage of public and private scholarships and ...
- Published: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - One of the fastest-growing financial crimes in the country is identity theft. One countermeasure is to freeze your credit file to keep thieves from establishing credit in your name, said a University of Missouri Extension family ...
Publication date: Nov. 2, 2015
In recent years, there have been several well-documented cases of highly conditioned athletes dying unexpectedly while exercising in the heat. Understanding what causes the body to overheat can help you prevent a heat-related illness.What causes the ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2015
Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit is a comprehensive strategy and collection of tools that can help you toward financial recovery after a natural disaster. The toolkit, developed by University of Minnesota Extension and North ...
Publication date: March 1, 2012
You and your family can survive for several days without food, but only a short time without water. Disasters can often cause us to question the safety of our drinking water. With a little planning and preparation, you can be prepared by having a ...
Publication date: March 17, 2009
Missouri's geographical location midway between northern and southern weather systems often means surprise amounts of ice and snow accumulations in the winter. They are a cold reminder of the difficulties involved in running a modern farm when the ...
Publication date: March 13, 2009
What should I put my family’s disaster supplies kit in? Disaster Supplies kits can be large or small depending on how many persons you have to gather supplies for in your household. Remember that for your home disaster supplies kit you ...
Publication date: March 1, 2009
When the power goes out people need to be careful about how they try to stay warm. Gasoline-powered generators can help restore some power to homes, but if used incorrectly the generators can be deadly. Carbon monoxide can kill people in ...
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