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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 ...
- Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Most of us are feeling the financial crunch of skyrocketing fuel and food prices. Many families are driving less to conserve gas, but no one wants to jeopardize good nutrition and health to save money on food. "Through planning, ...
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 the ...
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: 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. For ...
Publication 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 ...
Publication 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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- Chantae Alfred FIELD SPECIALIST IN FAMILY FINANCE View Profile
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