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- Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – It is the time of year when proud but anxious parents watch excitedly as their teens graduate high school and begin the transition to independent adulthood. It is a time of mixed emotions, but parents aren’t the only ones who are ...
- Published: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Now that the Internal Revenue Service is accepting 2017 tax returns, filing early is a good idea, says University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist Andrew Zumwalt. It is especially recommended if filers expect to ...
- Published: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
KIRKWOOD, Mo. – As the holiday season approaches, many will face the daunting task of keeping up family traditions without breaking their budget. “Saving money doesn’t have to mean missing out on all the fun,” says Damaris Karanja, nutrition ...
- 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 ...
Publication date: Jan. 17, 2017
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Publication date: Feb. 21, 2012
SamplesDownload these sample files to preview excerpts from the curriculum.Making Money Count Curriculum Sample (PDF)Making Money Count Presentation Sample (PPT)Carole BozworthFamily Financial Education SpecialistSuzanne GellmanFamily Financial ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2011
Everyone wants enough money to live on. Many people feel they need more.You can use money to help you get what you want by:Making plansFollowing your plansChanging your plans if you need toTo do this, you must know these things:What you wantHow much ...
Publication date: March 15, 2010
Evaluation of the economic aspects of agroforestry provides a basis for estimating financial needs and feasibility, highlights trade-offs between multiple benefits, and monitors economic efficiency. The main technique used in economic analysis is ...
Publication date: March 30, 2009
Many families, individuals and businesses feel the strain of tough economic times. Whether facing loss of income, rising food costs, mortgage payments or other stressful situations, it’s difficult to know what resources are available and who to ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2008
Learning how to spend less but still live well takes skill, determination and know-how — but it can be done! Before you buy, ask yourself, "Is there another way to get what we need or want? Can we recycle? Share someone else's? Make rather than ...
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