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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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The Value of Holiday Experiences

More and more people are changing how we give presents. Instead of focusing on the price tag, they are focusing on the experience of the gift. Here are a few options that are inexpensive and often more valuable than anything money itself can buy.

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What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Health Insurance

Whether the business you work for is shutting down temporarily or it needs to scale back its staff, make sure to ask your employer when your last day of health coverage it. This will help you better understand what timeline you have for your existing health care coverage.

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End of Life Documents You Should Have in Place

COVID-19 infection and mortality rates fill the news programs. Across South Dakota and the nation, people are have made changes to their lifestyle and the way they accomplish many everyday activities. In response to this illness and the potential for long-term hospitalization and even death, individuals over 18 should also ensure their end of life documents are up-to-date.

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Personal Finance Lessons for Teachers and Parents

Personal finance knowledge and skills develop throughout each person’s lifetime. A number of free resources are available to assist parents and teachers in developing youth financial skills.

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Personal Financial Management During a Health Crisis

A health crisis can have both immediate and long-term impacts on our personal financial management. Take these steps to get control of your finances during a health crisis.

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Managing Your Stimulus Payment from the CARES Act

Congress just passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to help consumers cushion the financial impact of the Covid-19 spread. The amount of the benefit will vary depending on your income and family size.

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SDSU Extension Offers Mortgage and Rent Advice During COVID-19

June 16, 2020

With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet.

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SDSU Extension Advises on Student Loan Payment Suspension

May 28, 2020

Almost 45 million Americans have student loans, and during months where everything seems uncertain, meeting those payments can be challenging.

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Personal Finance Curriculum Training Offered by SDSU Extension

July 28, 2020

SDSU Extension will be hosting a free, virtual High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) curriculum training on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT for educators teaching middle or high school personal finance.