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Planning Ahead Can Help Keep Santa Out of Debt

AUBURN, Alabama. – Every year thousands of Americans go into debt during the holidays.  With Christmas shopping, increasing gas prices and hosting holiday parties, it is no wonder we have trouble staying out of debt. Sharlean Briggs, a human sciences regional agent in family resource management and workforce development with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, says that it is easy to ... 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 »

College on a Budget

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Auburn, Ala.—For most college students the thought of saving is foreign, unheard of, and seems nearly impossible. Between the costs of tuition, books and living expenses, students feel hopeless when it comes to budgeting.  However, most of them do not recognize the benefits of saving and budgeting at a young age, comparable to those who start these practices later in life. “It is important for everyone to ... Read More »

Teaching Youth to Manage Money

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—Teaching youth about money has proven to be extremely beneficial later on in their lives, but when is the best time to start teaching them how to manage money? Are there tools that help make teaching children about finances easier? Dr. Theresa Jones,  a regional agent in consumer science and personal financial management with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System,  shares ... 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 »

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 »

Making Money Count

“The number one reason marriages fail each year is due to financial problems that occur within the home. Taking control of one’s financial life creates a sense of independence and accomplishment. There are key ways to financially plan for your future, no matter if you are a student or an adult with a family and other responsibilities. The Alabama Cooperative ... 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 »