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.  Sign up today! Wednesday, October 4th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm […]

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UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll-free, or at the official website AnnualCreditReport.com. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: […]

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Can I Still Sign Up for Health Insurance?

  Many people have questions about the future of health insurance in the United States. It’s important to know that at this time, nothing has changed and options still remain available for the 2017 calendar year. This includes coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as “ObamaCare”. The Open Enrollment Period for the Health […]

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UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records. Because […]

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What to Consider When Choosing a Health Plan

Would you like to explore your health insurance options? Do you get confused when you read health plan information? Are you not sure where to begin? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The world of health insurance can be complex with a lot of information and unfamiliar words. One of the first things people think about […]

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What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bill

About a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means one in four people struggle to pay for healthcare services. “Financial difficulties are a reality for many people, and unfortunately financial […]

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UW-Extension’s Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign’s website fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport lets you sign up for reminders to check your free credit reports and provides guidance on how to get and read your free reports. Since the reminder campaign started in 2013, many people have reached out to UW-Extension educators with questions about obtaining […]

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What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bill

About a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means one in four people struggle to pay for healthcare services. “Financial difficulties are a reality for many people, and unfortunately financial […]

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SAVE THE DATE for the 14th Annual Fox Cities Money Conference!

Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (Registration & Breakfast at 8:30 am) Fox Valley Technical College 1825 N. Bluemound Dr. Appleton, WI 54912 EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS 10/28 Why should you attend? Get a free copy of your credit report with credit score! One-on-one session with a financial planner and one-on-one review […]

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