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Debit Versus Credit: How to Avoid “Falling Into the Trap”

AUBURN, Ala.— Purchasing decisions are ever present in our busy lives. Limited hard-cash assets and the growth of paperless payments are making the economy more controlled by debit cards and credit cards. Daily, U.S. consumers are faced with the challenge of budgeting such accounts properly. This task is not always easy. Although they are similar in appearance, credit and debit cards have many differences, said Theresa Jones, a certified ... Read More »

The Way You Value Money Affects Your Savings

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Auburn, Alabama–According to the Making Money Count curriculum, people look at money in many different ways. Alabama Extension regional agents in Family Resource Development and Workforce Development use the Making Money Count curriculum to teach citizens throughout the state how to better manage their finances. The curriculum, developed by the University of Missouri Cooperative Extension, shows that some individuals view money as a sense of security or a ... Read More »

Save Money This Holiday Season

ONEONTA, AL— The holiday season brings about a spirit of joy, togetherness, generosity and love. We create memories with our families and pass down traditions to younger generations. We spend generously on the ones we love to see the joy on their faces when they open their gifts. At such a special time of the year, stressing about finances is ... Read More »

Extension Professionals Present NEFE Program, Equip Teachers

SELMA, ALA.—Alabama Extension professionals presented a workshop on the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) to Dallas County area educators recently at the Dallas County Farmers Co-Operative. The program, fully funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and cost-free for educators, offers a full set of resources developed to facilitate interactional education between teens in grades eight through 12 ... Read More »

Grocery Shopping on a Budget

AUBURN, Ala.-Grocery shopping can be a drag, especially with rising food prices and trying to stay on a budget. With large amounts of food to buy, it’s sometimes hard to save money at the grocery store. With the help of Katie Funderburk, a registered dietitian and specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, this list of tips was developed to help you ... Read More »

Holiday Budgeting 101

The holidays are a time full of laughter and joy, but also stressful at times. Stress creeps in due to many reasons, one of them being budgeting your holiday shopping list. When trying to give to all your friends and loved ones, money tends to disappear quickly. Budgeting your holiday shopping can reduce stress and anxiety and make the holidays ... Read More »