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UW-Extension brings families together around money management

Young children pick up the habits of the adults around them. The same is true when it comes to how role models make everyday decisions about spending, saving, and sharing money. Even if parents and caregivers don’t involve children in daily money management, chances are children have already picked up many beliefs and behaviors. Children […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. While you […]

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Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week® Returns

April 21-28, 2018   Saving for college? Preparing for retirement? Repairing your credit? Just wish you were better at managing your money? Looking to help your child increase their money use knowledge?   During the week of April 21 – 28, you will want to  check out  one of many financial education programs which will be […]

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Tax ID Theft Awareness Week Jan 29-Feb 2nd

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax identity thieves are eager to claim your tax refund as their own. Find out how to stop them. A series of webinars and twitter chats are being held next week to help consumers understand tax identity theft.  Click on the picture for details and participation in the webinars and twitter chats. Take advantage of […]

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Credit Report Campaign 2018

Are you among the thousands of Wisconsin residents who didn’t get around to checking their credit report last year? Turn that around by signing up for UW-Extension’s “Check Your Credit Report Campaign” at fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. Email reminders are proven to help you remember to order your free credit reports. Do you know what your credit report […]

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UW-Extension: Sticking to your budget over the holidays

The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. All of these special occasions can be a challenge on monthly budgets. “Some people set aside a little money out of every paycheck or shop sales all year to get […]

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Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website, which lists the steps you need to take. The FTC has a second website, “Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft,” with similar information. For individuals who believe they have been or will be the victims of identity theft, […]

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Your Credit Report

UW-Extension: Continue to check your free credit report after a data breach

The latest data breach in the news comes from Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S. This breach involves computer hackers accessing personal data – social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and potentially more information – of 143 million U.S. consumers. Equifax advises all consumers to determine if their personal information […]

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UW-Extension logo with a calendar

Check your free credit report to build financial security

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. While you […]

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