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Creating a Savings Plan

Auburn, Alabama—Saving money requires neither a large income nor an established career. It is for anyone wishing to take control of their finances and prepare for what lies ahead. When a thorough savings plan is put into practice early, it helps prioritize spending and provides for the future without taking on debt. Money management Research shows that those with a detailed financial plan ... Read More »

Exercise: beneficial for your body

AUBURN, Ala. – Exercise trends come and go like the changing of seasons. Everyone waits to see what the newest trend may be: running, cycling, H.I.I.T. – the list of possibilities is endless. Thankfully, you do not have to join a gym or attend every cycling class to stay fit. Although gym memberships may be beneficial, not everyone has the ... Read More »

The Long Term Effects of Bullying

Auburn, Alabama — Is your child being bullied or bullying others? The American Justice Department reports that one out of every four children will be bullied sometime during their adolescence. (bullyingstatistics.org.) With busy schedules and scattered brains, it is possible to overlook what a child or someone close to you might be enduring at school, extracurricular activities or even online. But what does ... Read More »

In-Home Poisons: What You Need to Know

Auburn, Alabama —Have you ever called one twin by the other twin’s name? Or accidentally used baking powder instead of flour? These are simple mistakes that are easy to fix. Some mix-ups, however, are not as easily reversed. Several common items in the home look strikingly similar to poisonous items and can easily be accidentally used or consumed. It is ... Read More »

Scammers Target Senior Citizens

Auburn, Alabama — It seems like our personal information is out for everyone to see. Posts about our family, friends and lives are scattered across social media accounts. Our computers and phones can memorize passwords, addresses, even credit and debit card information. While this all seems convenient, it can pose potential harm. Theresa Jones, a regional agent for the Alabama ... Read More »

“How to talk to your teenager”

Understanding what is going on with your teenager and taking these steps can improve parent-teen relationships. Read More »

Family Gardening: Growing Together

AUBURN, Ala. — Many people look to gardening for the produce, stress relief or profit, but why not make it a family learning project.  Incorporating children into a gardening project offers several benefits including life lessons, practical knowledge about vegetables and closer families. Learning Children learn responsibility when the family plants a garden. They will have to water and check the ... Read More »

Fitness this Fall

Auburn, Alabama — Tis the season of chilly weather, big comfy sweaters and relaxing breaks from work and school. With the changing weather, the busyness of the holidays and holiday indulgences, a good fitness regimen and healthy eating habits can be difficult to maintain. But this season can actually be a perfect time to begin a new exercise routine that will ... Read More »

Planning Ahead Can Help Keep Santa Out of Debt

Auburn, Alabama — Every year, thousands of Americans go into debt during the holidays because Santa and his elves went a little over budget. With Christmas shopping, increasing prices and hosting holiday parties, it is no wonder consumers have trouble staying out of debt. Plan Ahead Gloria Marks, a regional Extension agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, says it is easy ... Read More »

Holiday Traditions

AUBURN, Ala.- It is the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday season is full of joy, decorations, family, friends and gatherings. As early as   Dec. 1, Christmas music is playing, getting people in the holiday spirit. Holiday season brings holiday traditions. Wanda Carpenter, a family and child development regional agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System says, “Traditions are important ... Read More »