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Family Finances

Access the tools needed to take charge of your financial future.

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Budget Adjustments When Inflation Impacts Prices

The prices of regularly purchased items have slowly increased over the past year due to inflation. When this happens, it is time to review your budget to make adjustments in spending.

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High-Quality and Affordable Protein Options

Protein is an essential part of the human diet and can come from many sources. Learn about some diverse protein options to build resiliency when certain proteins are experiencing shortages or increased costs.

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Not sure where to start when purchasing insurance? Find out the basics of how insurance works, what it covers and what types are available.

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Shopping for Car Insurance

Does affordable car insurance mean the cheapest price, or does it mean getting the most for your money?

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Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

Many people may find themselves feeling worried or concerned about having enough food in their homes. One way to help with these worries and concerns is to purchase canned or dried foods also known as shelf-stable items.

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Helpful Food & Shopping Tips During Unexpected Events

When faced with unexpected events, such as a health crisis or natural disaster, planning meals and grocery shopping often comes to mind along with questions: What should I plan to make? What groceries do I need?

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SDSU Extension Introduces Money Mentor Program

March 15, 2022

SDSU Extension has launched a community volunteer program that will help South Dakotans learn how to facilitate educational programming and become masters in financial knowledge and skills.

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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.

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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).