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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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SDSU Extension to Offer Financial Management Education Opportunities

May 19, 2020

Due to recent events, it may be difficult to know where to find the most reliable financial information and advice.

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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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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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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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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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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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Food Resources in Your Community: Schools and Organizations Mobilize to Provide Food as a Response to COVID-19

The USDA has approved the serving of food in South Dakota at school sites and non-congregate settings while public schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Different communities throughout the state are using programs to provide meals to kids that may not have access to food while school is closed.

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Reduce Stress With Meal Planning

We all experience a variety of stress in everyday life. One way to reduce unnecessary stress is the plan meals in advance.