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- 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: 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 early ...
- 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: Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Every family has its own unique financial goals. Those goals could be saving for retirement, putting money aside for a college education or buying a house. Whatever your goals, you should seriously consider investing, says a ...
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: 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 ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 1995
Everyone has goals, although we may not think about them. Goals are the things we want, things we try to achieve.Financial goals Short termMeeting your basic living expenses, such as monthly rent and food. Medium termThings you want to buy in the ...
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