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Stretching Dollars at the Meat Counter



We’ve all done it…. stood at the meat counter trying to figure out what to buy. And if we’re having guests, the decision is even more critical. Throw in the expense, especially if the wrong choice is made, and the process can be daunting.


5/15/2015 8:00:00 AM


AN OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT FINANCES Play Audio



Trust is a vital part of any relationship. And, as a relationship grows, trust should extend to everything…including finances. However, research shows finances are the most difficult thing for people to talk about. Charlotte Shoup Olsen, K-State Research and Extension family systems specialist, and Kristy Archuleta, assistant professor in Kansas State University’s personal financial planning program, say couples will probably have a better marriage if they discuss their finances before the wedding.
 

5/14/2015 7:00:00 PM


Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit



In a world where data breaches, credit card fraud and identity theft are becoming more common, consumers should consider ways to protect themselves. Elizabeth Kiss, faculty member in Kansas State University’s Department of Family Studies and Human Services, said with mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers have legitimately shared with companies.


3/23/2015 8:00:00 AM


Including Children in Holiday Activities is Best Gift



Oh, the holidays. They can be joyous and warm … or stressful and budget-breaking … or all of the above. Plus they can leave families, particularly children, with unrealistic expectations. To help individuals and families navigate the holidays without breaking the bank and still providing positive experiences, two Kansas State University specialists provided tips.
11/19/2013 8:00:00 AM


Farm Transition Workshops Planned in Kansas



MANHATTAN, Kan. – When it comes to devising a plan to transition the family farm to the next generation, communicating may be the hardest part, according to Jeri Albright, who along with her husband, Corky, operates a crop and livestock operation in Jackson County, Kan.
11/15/2013 8:00:00 AM