Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

Households with children in grade school and high school will spend almost $700 on back-to-school shopping this fall, according to the National Retail Federation.  Clothing, electronics, and school supplies are the top three expenses listed by families in the Federation’s annual July survey.  Households with a college student will spend closer to $1000 this year […]

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August Rent Smart Workshop Available!

The Extension Winnebago County office would like to announce our upcoming Rent Smart workshop on August 14th and 21st from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Neenah Public Library. This is our only workshop in Neenah this year, so call our office to save your space if you’d like to attend! Rent Smart is a FREE […]

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2019 Rent Smart Workshops Available!

Rent Smart is a FREE program that provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. This program focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience.  It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know […]

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UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll-free, or at the official website AnnualCreditReport.com. Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” […]

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We are HIRING! Part-time Financial Education Associate Extension Educator

This Financial Education Associate Extension Educator position will primarily serve Winnebago County. The Winnebago County Financial Education Program enhances the quality of family and community decisions that affect families by delivering financial education through all ages and stages of human development, insuring that all residents have access from childhood-through adulthood in order to increase capacity […]

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UW-Extension: Free Credit Freezes Now Available Through Credit Bureaus

Due to a change in law earlier this year, consumers in Wisconsin and across the United States are now able to place free credit freezes on their credit reports from the three major consumer reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. A credit freeze, also called a security freeze, is one of the strongest steps you […]

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Increase Financial Well-being in the New Year

Popular financial New Year’s resolutions include goals like saving more money and paying down debt.  If the idea of focusing on dollar signs does not sound motivating, consider a resolution to feel better about your overall financial situation. “Over the past few years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has interviewed and surveyed adults across the […]

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Sticking to Your Budget Over the Holidays

The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. All of these special occasions can be a challenge on monthly budgets. “Some people set aside a little money out of every paycheck or shop sales all year to get […]

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NEW! 4-H Leadership Opportunity in Washington D.C.

4-H LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS TRIP Available to All 4-H Youth in Grades 6-8  For more than 50 years, thousands of 4 H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship Washington Focus and we are happy to offer its sister program for middle school 4 H’ers, Leadership Washington Focus. The program takes place at our national 4-H conference center, […]

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