MyRA Retirement Savings an Option for Beginning Savers

Saving for retirement is an important rung on the ladder to family financial security.  To make it easier for workers without workplace retirement options to save, the federal government offers a type of retirement account known as a myRA. The myRA (the name is a play on IRA, or Individual Retirement Account) has no cost […]

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Mindful Parenting

“Being present” or “mindful” is a goal many people set for the New Year.  These terms might call to mind yoga or meditation, but did you know that mindfulness can also enhance parenting? Anne Clarkson, University of Wisconsin-Extension Digital Parenting Education Specialist, says mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand.  “Mindfulness is very simply learning to pause […]

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Rent Smart

RENT SMART: A FREE TENANT TRAINING WORKSHOP March 8th & 10th (Tuesday & Thursday) 6:00pm – 9:00pm Father Carr’s Place 2B – Mother Teresa Center 1062 N. Koeller St., Oshkosh, WI 54902 To register call the Winnebago County UW-Extension Office at  (920) 232-1970 For additional dates and information, check out our 2016 Rent Smart Brochure Rent Smart […]

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Want to See Your Free Credit Report? UW-Extension Campaign Makes it Easy

‘Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10’ Registers Hundreds The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year—making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all the states for people checking their credit reports. The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: […]

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Money Management Workshop

Winnebago County UW-Extension is conducting a FREE interactive workshop about how to make your money work for you!  Topics include: wants and needs, income and expenses, goal setting, spending plans, and strategies to stretch your money.  Join us to learn more about managing your money. To register, call the office at (920) 232-1970. The workshop […]

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Asset Builders’ 4th Annual Money Conference

SAVE THE DATE!!  “Invest in Yourself” and Start Securing Your Financial Future! 4th Annual Oshkosh Money Conference Oshkosh West High School 375 Eagle St. April 30, 2016 7:30 am (registration and light breakfast) 8:30 am – 1:15 pm (program) The nonprofit Money Conference is a no-selling event that provides unbiased and high-quality education on many […]


Parenting Newsletter

Winnebago County UW-Extension is excited to announce the first local parenting newsletter geared towards parents, volunteers, and professionals of children age 10 -16.  This short newsletter comes to your mailbox two times per month and is filled with local resources, programs, opportunities, and evidence-based articles to help you as we raise our village of teenagers […]


Parents, Teens Often Changing in Opposite Ways During Adolescent Years

Most people know the teen years are a turbulent time for adolescents, but many might be surprised to know that mid-life parents are also undergoing significant changes. Stephen Small, Human Development and Family Relations Specialist with UW-Extension and professor in the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, says that parents and their teenage children are often […]

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Tips to Eat Well and Enjoy the Holidays

If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, navigating the sometimes calorie-laden holiday season can be challenging. Gayle Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Extension Nutrition Education Specialist, encourages people to enjoy seasonal favorites, but suggests eating smaller portions. “Take a small portion of favorite foods that may be high in calories or salt and enjoy each bite,” […]

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Social Media During the Holidays

Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the whole family gathered around the dinner table or opening gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the truth is that many families cannot be together during the holidays. Separation, divorce, military deployment, college, high travel costs, poor health, and bad weather all create […]