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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FDL Fresh 5 – Farmers Market Donation Program

The “FDL Fresh 5” is a farmer’s market donation program with an emphasis on connecting Fond du Lac families with healthier food pantry donations. This program, started by Amanda Miller and Bill Zeleske (farmers market vendor), is an opportunity for Fond du Lac farmers and customers to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to local food […]

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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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FoodWIse Nutrition Educator Position

We are seeking a 24 hours per week Nutrition Educator for our FoodWIse program. This position would primary be serving Fond du Lac County with occasional work in Sheboygan County.  All applications received by Jan 15, 2018 will be considered.  Please go to the UW-Extension Cooperative Extension’s website.

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How Much Financial Responsibility is Enough?

To start 2018 we bring you an article about the benefits of discussing money management with your child. Read this week’s Parenthetical post for talking points and strategies on teen financial responsibility that many parents might find helpful. Young children often have trouble understanding why they cannot have every toy or piece of candy they see […]

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Ages and Stages of Child Development

The ASQ-3 wall is available on the 3rd floor of the Fond du Lac City/County Government Center for parents of children 5 years and younger to check on their child’s development at no charge. If you are not aware of what you can learn from the ASQ-3 wall please read more. *ASQ-3 is a screening system […]

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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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