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Student Loan TIPS (Texting Intervention Program)

According to U.S. Department of Education data, 30% of federal student loans were in deferment and forbearance while 7% were in default (Cho, Johnson, Kiss, O’Neill, Mountain, & Gutter, 2016).

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Planning for Holiday Expenses on a Tight Budget

The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends sharing good food and gifts. Unfortunately, this time of sharing can create stress for individuals and families who are living on a tight budget. Planning ahead and making decisions about spending will help the holidays be more enjoyable.

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Winter Car Kits

Prepare a winter car kit to keep yourself safe when traveling during the winter.

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SDSU Extension Introduces Money Mentor Program

October 12, 2022

SDSU Extension recently launched a community volunteer program to help South Dakotans learn how to facilitate educational programming and become a master in financial knowledge and skills.

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What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Health Insurance

Losing health insurance can be scary, and your well-being depends on taking the proper steps to protect your family. Learn about some coverage options to consider if you've recently lost your health insurance.

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Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15 – December 7

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare is October 15 December 7. Learn some important considerations for reviewing and reevaluating your current Medicare coverage.

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What You Need To Know To Enroll in Health Insurance Through the Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace allows consumers to complete a streamlined application to determine qualification for coverage under different health care plans. Learn some tips for getting started during the open enrollment period of November 1 through January 15.

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This Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it! lesson will help you select and prepare fresh cucumber.

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Prepare Your Finances for Emergencies

Preparing your financial records preemptively can help your family stay safe and prepared when disaster strikes. Learn some expert tips for getting started today!