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America Saves Week: Saving Has Big Rewards

America Saves Week (February 25 – March 2, 2019) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each day of American Saves Week highlights a theme that offers ideas to increase your personal savings.

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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).

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Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

January 28, 2019

Stocking canned, dried and other shelf-stable food items can ease concerns over running out of food due to finances or if winter storms prevent travel, explained SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Associate, Rachel Lindvall.

EFNEP & SNAP-Ed, Fruit, Vegetable, Family Finances, Health

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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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Budgeting With an Irregular Income

If you are a business owner, farmer, rancher, earn based on sales commissions, or are seasonally employed, you may not have consistent income from month to month.

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Resources for Consumers Whose Income is Interrupted

An interruption in income can make a well-planned spending plan a useless financial tool.

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Health Savings Account vs. Flexible Savings Account: Which is best for me?

Having a health insurance plan does not mean that all medical expenses are covered. Health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible savings accounts (FSA) are designed to help consumers budget for deductibles, co-pays, prescription costs, out-of-pocket costs, and other unexpected medical expenses. Logo

Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know to Enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, is a comprehensive health care reform that provides rights and protections for consumers. The ACA provides options for individuals, families, small employers, and their employees to enroll in health care coverage.

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Health Insurance Benefits: Don’t Let Them Go to Waste

As the end of the calendar year approaches, does your health insurance calendar year also end? Health insurance often provides free preventive care checkups or funds for flexible savings accounts (FSA) or health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

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