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- 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: Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
CARTHAGE, Mo. – Smart consumers know money isn’t earned accidentally, so they don’t spend it carelessly. One useful tool for shrewd shoppers is the Rule of Three. “Basically, you check out at least three sources for prices and features ...
- Published: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. -Families feeling financial stress can reduce holiday shopping anxiety through planning and by following a few basic tips, said a University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist. Suzi McGarvey offers these suggestions for ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Samples Download 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 ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2015
Small changes in your shopping habits can mean saving money at the grocery store.What can YOU do to save?Check the 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 ...
Publications 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 ...
Publications Date: June 23, 2009
Do you dream about living in your own home someday?If so, you're not alone. Each year, many people buy their first home and join the ranks of millions of Americans who are already homeowners. However, the home buying process can be intimidating. ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 1996
Have you ever experienced any of the following? A father and daughter argue over the use of the family car. Two brothers disagree about whose job it is to take out the trash and demand that a parent settle their argument. A couple strongly disagrees ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 1993
This guide is for the elderly and not-so-elderly who may find it profitable and personally gratifying to shop and buy used goods. It is also written for persons who are searching for ways to beat the high cost of living and the anxieties of buying ...
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- Katie Neuner AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SPECIALIST & CPD, LAFAYETTE COUNTY & CPD RAY COUNTY View Profile
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- Meridith Berry, Ed.D. FAMILY FINANCIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST & CPD, GRUNDY COUNTY, ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile
- Rebecca Blocker HOUSING & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN SPECIALIST ST FRANCOIS COUNTY, EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile