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Home and Money 

HOME & MONEY

Money Management
The Benefit Bank: The Benefit Bank of Indiana assists you in filing federal and state income taxes and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Would you like to learn more about how to properly manage your money?  Visit Practical Money Skills for Life to learn about personal finance, use a variety of calculators (i.e. How to budget for a new baby.), sign up for their free newsletter, and even request FREE printed information.  

Indiana Saves - If you are stressed by money and have debt and low or no savings, then Indiana Saves will help you to set a goal to meet your financial plans to decrease debt and/or increase savings!

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: This is a free program of the nation's certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Love Your Money - LYM is a free online course to help college students learn basic money skills. Join George, Ben and Abe as they come to the aid of a group of typical college students with real money issues. As each student works through his or her money problem, you'll learn that treating your money with TLC while you're young can help secure your financial future for the years to come.

Using Coupons: Couponing 101; Surviving the Economic Crunch

Talking with Aging Parents about Finances - Provides strategies for dealing diplomatically with family finance issues with aging parents.

Wills and Power of Attorneys: Wills and Powers of Attorney

 

When Your Income Drops
The When Your Income Drops series includes 9 factsheets for which detail steps for maintain family financial control when your income drops. 
Don't Panic, Take Control

Control Stress
Take Stock of Family Resources
Take Stock of Community Resources
Set Priorities for Spending
Plan to Pay Creditors and Protect Family Welfare
Keep a Roof Overhead
Meeting Insurance Needs
Sharpen Your Survival Skills

 

Credit
Credit Reports and Credit Scores - Questions and answers about your credit reports and scores.

Request a copy of your credit report. This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Are you confused about the new Credit Card Act of 2009?  Check out this Purdue publication for more information! You can also check out these resources: Choosing the Best Interest Rate; Annual Credit Report Request Form; Credit Card Tips; What's New

 

Information for the Home
Universal Design: Universal Design is a holistic approach to the design of products and environments that are functional, attractice, convenient, and support independence for people of all ages and abilities.

Energy Savings:Saving energy

Going Green: Go Green; Green Savings Worksheet; Green Cleaning

 

 

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Home & Money:

Health and Human Sciences Extension - Provides educational programs that increase knowledge, influence attitudes, teach skills, inspire aspirations and change behaviors.

Money on Your Mind - Resources and links to web sites.

Power Pay - Debt repayment program for repaying debts and for spending plan help.