Michigan State University - Ionia County
50 East Sprague Road
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Greening Michigan Institute
Senior Extension Educator Brenda Long served as the Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in Ionia County from 2002 until the MSU Extension restructuring in 2010, when Long’s responsibilities expanded to seven mid-Michigan counties. Long has been responsible for planning, promoting, conducting and evaluating education in nutrition and health, chronic disease prevention and management, food safety and preservation. She is now focused on financial capacity, home buyer, foreclosure prevention and health insurance education. As current co-chair of the Financial and Homeownership workteam, Long has been instrumental in developing and/or training for regional and statewide programs that enhance county programs. She currently supervises three Program Instructors in three districts. She has also been the Principal Investigator for several federal grants.
February 21, 2017 | The IRS offers credits to save more for your retirement.
February 21, 2017 | IRS and Michigan tax credits add up to huge savings for those who qualify.
February 21, 2017 | Cost-effective strategies to save money and get care when you need it.
February 7, 2017 | You’re on your own to make later-life financial decisions.
February 1, 2017 | Are you planning a housing move, car purchase, landmark family celebration, dream vacation or education toward a better job? Commit to saving small amounts now to make it easier to fit into your spending plan.
January 26, 2017 | Be aware of 2016 IRS tax filing requirements to report your health insurance coverage.
September 29, 2016 | More than 90 percent of Americans are very positive about having good neighbors. Being a good neighbor can help you make a difference and feel a sense of power in your life.
September 15, 2016 | Consider your risk tolerance, asset allocation, and investment diversification.
September 15, 2016 | Have a system to make bill payments on time.
August 24, 2016 | Planning ahead can make saving for summer vacations a little less stressful.