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Family Finances

SDSU Extension works with consumers across the state of South Dakota to improve their personal finance skills and knowledge. A high level of financial literacy, the ability to make sound financial decisions based on your knowledge, will improve your financial well-being. 

Featured Resources

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Financial Planning Tools

A high level of financial literacy, the ability to make sound financial decisions based on your knowledge, will improve your financial well-being.

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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).

Upcoming Events

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Jan 24

International Farm Transition Network Training - Taxes

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) are holding an online training session discussing farm transitions and their impact on taxes on Tuesday, January 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. CST.

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Feb 16

Caregiver Learning Workshops: Estate and Elder Law Planning

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension’s Caregiver Learning Workshop series will present a free webinar about estate and elder law planning for family caregivers on February 16, 2023.

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Mar 16

Caregiver Learning Workshops: What Do Family Caregivers Need To Know About Medicare?

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension’s Caregiver Learning Workshop series will present a free webinar about Medicare options for family caregivers on March 16, 2023.

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Mar 16

International Farm Transition Network Training - The Messy Middle

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) are holding an online training session about working with farm families on estate planning and transition decisions on Thursday, March 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CDT.