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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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Insurance

Insurance is a contract with an insurance company that promises to pay for certain financial losses you suffer if you pay a premium. Many include a deductible which you must pay before the company begins to pay for the loss.

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Shopping for Car Insurance

Before you shop for car insurance, consider these question. Does affordable car insurance mean the cheapest price, or does it mean getting the most for your money?

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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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SDSU Extension to Host Estate and Transition Planning Conference on January 10-11 in Oacoma

December 03, 2019

SDSU Extension will host the Power of Women as AgVocates Conference on Jan. 10 - 11, at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma. The theme of the conference is “The Power of Advocating: Estate and Transition Planning – The Difficult Conversations.”

Family Finances, Older Adults

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Double Up Dakota Bucks

Double Up Dakota Bucks doubles the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, benefits when used on fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held in Brookings, Sioux Falls and Watertown

September 20, 2019

SDSU Extension will be hosting a Your Money, Your Goals program on October 1 at the Brookings Public Library, October 8 at the Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center, and November 5 at the Watertown Regional Library. Each program is open to the public, free of cost and will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Family Finances, Health, Older Adults

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Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15 – December 7

The annual enrollment period for Medicare is here. This is your opportunity to review your current plan and reevaluate your Medicare coverage.

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Planning for Retirement

No matter what your age or when you plan to retire, now is the time to begin saving for retirement.

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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Make a Claim

August 14, 2019

Equifax, one of the three credit reporting agencies, collects credit and demographic data on over 800 million consumers and provides credit monitoring and fraud-prevention services. In September of 2017, Equifax announced that a data breach had occurred earlier in the year.

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