It’s Never too Early for Planning AHEAD – Important Steps in End-of-Life Planning

Join us for Planning AHEAD, a FREE series that addresses aspects of End-of-Life Planning. Planning AHEAD takes place over seven sessions that will explore setting health care wishes, financial responsibilities, estate planning, legal requirements and documentation, distribution of personal property, end-of-life decisions, and understanding of grief and emotional ramifications. Participants will receive a packet that […]

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Retirement Planning – It’s Never Too Early to Start!

Retirement Planning Basics This Money Matters module is on Retirement Planning Basics. It is important to have a retirement plan, even if you are a long way away from retiring from work. About one out of every three 65-year-olds today will live until at least age 90. You can enjoy a more financially secure retirement by […]

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Registration for Tractor Safety Virtual Course Now Open

Tractor Safety Virtual Course (online, open to WI residents) July 11-15, 2022, 8:30am -12:00pm with driving exams TBD https://uwmadison.eventsair.com/july22/register This Wisconsin Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program is designed to meet requirements established by the US Department of Labor, pertaining to special provisions made for the employment of youth ages 14-15 on farms not operated […]

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College Financial Planning & Student Loans

Higher Education Options & Student Loans This Money Matters module, Managing Student Loans, covers basics about paying for school, types of student loans, and repaying loans. It’s never too early—or too late—to explore your options for education beyond high school. Students have a variety of college options, from two-year community colleges to four-year colleges and […]

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Job Opening — Administrative Assistant

Extension Washington County has an excellent opportunity for a part-time (28 hours/week) Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for providing clerical support and program delivery functions for Extension-Washington County UW-Division of Madison to achieve the Extension purpose “to teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in […]

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Credit Bureaus Will Remove Stains From Repaid Medical Debts

Originally published on March 29, 2022 by Jenny Abel Debts that are paid off after they go to collections will be removed, instead of staying on credit reports for up to seven years, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion announced. Article from March 18, 2022 New York Times. To read the CFPB report that inspired the bureaus to take […]

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Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents Virtual Series – April 18 & 25

Has your family been impacted by incarceration? The significant effects of incarceration and the loss of a parent or parent-figure can impact children and extended families in devastating ways. Children can often experience emotional and physical stress and have many difficult questions. Extension, in partnership with The Literacy Link, has created a two-part series providing […]

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The Importance of Organization in Personal Finances

Why Being Organized will Save you Time and Money A good system for organizing finances can help you avoid late fees for past due bills, keep track of your spending and savings goals, and find important documents when you need them. Sometimes the best systems are very simple. Yours might include a notebook with a […]

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