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  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    MEXICO, Mo. – Don’t let an identity thief steal the sparkle out of your holiday season.
  • Friday, August 21, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Homeowners, renters and nonprofit organizations as well as businesses in 16 counties in Missouri may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    MARSHALL, Mo. – You’ve got your diploma in hand. Hopefully, you’ll have a paycheck in hand soon.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s Family Impact Center in Columbia celebrates its first anniversary with an open house 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.
  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    MEXICO, Mo. – There’s nothing so holly jolly about waking up the morning after Christmas to find that Santa left you a big lump of debt in your stocking.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    MEXICO, Mo. – If you need a loan, payday loans and pawnshops should be your last choice, says a University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    MEXICO, Mo. – There’s only one way to fix your credit report. Pay your bills.
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –A tax refund can rev up your budget for a different set of wheels. But go slowly and drive the best bargain possible when car shopping, says Andrew Zumwalt, University of Missouri Extension financial planning specialist.
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  • Friday, December 27, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A free workshop offers financial tips for unemployed and underemployed people. University of Missouri Extension sponsors the workshop.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Student loan debt is like a hammer.
    Media available: video
  • Monday, February 4, 2013
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tamara Pitts was sitting pretty. She had bought her first home after graduating college and working the same job for five years.
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  • Monday, February 4, 2013
    FULTON, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist Vivian Mason says homeowners who are getting an income tax refund have an opportunity to invest it wisely.
  • Monday, February 4, 2013
    FULTON, Mo. – The Missouri Saves Month observed in February is a good time for people to check their credit report, according to University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist Vivian Mason.
  • Friday, February 1, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Even if you have a small paycheck and big bills, you can make a start on saving.
  • Thursday, September 6, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Prepaid debit cards are the latest fee-generating vehicles for financial institutions looking to replace revenue lost when credit card fee regulation started in 2010. Prepaid cards have no fee restrictions and can charge for everything from using an ATM to calling customer service.
  • Friday, February 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.
  • Friday, June 24, 2011
    SAVANNAH, Mo. –Unemployed or underemployed homeowners may be able to avoid foreclosure with help from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program, said a University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist.
  • Thursday, January 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 financial education specialist.
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