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In an era of economic uncertainty, Extension is working to provide Alabamians of all ages and economic background with practical, research-based knowledge and skills they need to make sounder financial choices – choices that, in turn, contribute to stronger, happier families.

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Help with Student Loan Debt

Consumer Science and Personal Financial Management … To ensure that Americans can afford their student... more

Annie’s Project Coming to Huntsville in April and May

Ladies of Madison County join us for Annie's Project in April and May!     Annie's Project... more

Annie's Project is coming to Huntsville beginning April 28, 2015!

Consumer Science and Personal Financial Management … Annie’s Project is a six-session intensive agri-business management... more

Fifth Annual Piggy Bank Pageant is Feb. 26 in Anniston

To celebrate America Saves Week, the Calhoun County Extension Office is presenting its fifth annual Piggy Bank Pageant ... more

Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama Extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just... more

The Journey of Aging is theme for Madison County SAI on October 9

Consumer Science and Finance;#Family and Child Development;#Nutrition, Diet and Health … The Alabama Cooperative... more

NTFPs Please!

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management … Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series This... more

Five Steps Toward Financial Wellness

Your County Extension Office Offers Actionable Tips for Improving Finances April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn't... more

Save Automatically

It can be hard to put aside money for savings … But, there are... more

9 Tips to Help You Pay off High Interest Debt

Unfortunately, too many consumers have found out the hard way that paying off high interest debt can be a daunting... more

You Can Be Debt Free

Cutting up a credit card Personal debt is the total of all nonmortgage debt for which you are responsible. This includes credit cards, medical bills, car payments, student loans, and other short-term loans. Using credit today may mean having less money available for next month's expenses. All too often, a reduction in cash is met by an increase in credit use.

Credit is an easy trap. Unplanned decisions about how we spend our limited cash resources and careless use of credit can limit our financial freedom. Credit advertisements would have us believe that with credit we can "have it all, right away!" But depending on credit can slowly rob us of our financial freedom.

Have you taken a close look at your spending lately? Do you find yourself charging items that used to be cash purchases? Do you make only minimum payments to creditors or skip payments when allowed? Have you requested increases in credit lines or been turned down on recent credit applications? Have you considered making a consolidation loan? Have you considered filing for bankruptcy?   more...