Whether you are thinking about how to invest for retirement or build a college fund, face issues with purchasing a new home or avoiding foreclosure, or if you want to learn how to handle credit card debt, Michigan State University Extension has experts that can help you. MSU Extension assists individuals, households, organizations and communities to become sustainable through personal finance workshops and other education related to financial capability, pre-purchase and foreclosure intervention and more. It also offers resources, including MI Money Health, a website maintained to provide Michigan citizens with access to non-commercial, reliable personal financial information.
March 27, 2015 | Vivian Washington | Stop arguing and start talking. Read these tips on starting money discussions.
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March 26, 2015 | Brenda Long | Avoid paying the full fine for 2015 and see if you can enroll for Marketplace health insurance by April 30. You may receive help paying for your coverage.
March 24, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Even if you missed your state’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline, you can still qualify for Federal Aid.
March 20, 2015 | Scott Matteson | To have and to hold.
March 19, 2015 | Beth Waitrovich | Track your spending to find spending “leaks” and find out where all your money is going.
March 19, 2015 | Brenda Long | Distressed homeowners counseled by Michigan State University Extension in Ionia County received $1.4 Million in assistance to keep 275 homes during the past five years.
March 15, 2015 | Imelda Galdamez | MSU Extension offers free programming to qualifying participants to help them shop for healthy meals, on a budget.
March 15, 2015 | Teresa Clark-Jones | You don’t have to pay someone to help you with student loan repayment. Services offering student loan debt relief are often just trying to scam people out of money.
March 10, 2015 | Scott Matteson | Where to go for help when you don’t know where to turn.
March 5, 2015 | Vivian Washington | Find out if you are a victim of tax identity theft and what to do about it.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Mar 30, 2015
Date: Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 16, 2015
Location: Allegan District Library, 331 Hubbard Street, Allegan, MI 49010
Date: Apr 2, 2015
Location: Hope Center, 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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