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Family Financial Stability

Overview

Understanding your finances can be a difficult endeavor. Resources are available to help navigate through many aspects associated with personal finances.

Resources

CSU Extension has identified many resources to help with your finances:

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Save Your Tax Refund!
Save Your Tax Refund!
SaveYourRefund is an incentive-based promotion that encourages tax filers to save a portion of their refund.  Learn more
Preparing to Care for an Aging Loved One
Preparing to Care for an Aging Loved One
As our nation ages, more of us will inevitably take on a caregiving role for our aging parent(s). Learn more
Four Easy Ways To Pump Up Your Savings
Four Easy Ways To Pump Up Your Savings
Growing a fatter savings account doesn’t need to be a pipe dream. Use these ideas to find money to save and build that savings account faster. Learn more
Financial Fraud
Holiday Hoax
The holidays bring out the best and worst of people. Avoid one “worst” – financial fraud – by implementing a few good practices. Learn more
Happier Holidays
Happier Holidays
Happier Holidays: Holiday expectations can be reasonable and stress reduced by advanced planning and preparation. Learn more
Small Steps to Health and Wealth
Small Steps to Health and Wealth
There are similarities between your health and wealth, with time and practical steps, positive habits can be developed for both. Learn more
Energy Checklist for Homeowners
Energy Checklist for Homeowners
It is possible to reduce annual energy bills by up to 40 percent. Check out tips to reduce your heating costs before winter. Learn more

Videos

Finance Videos

Renting

Looking for a place to rent- getting started
Looking for a place to rent- getting started
Video to help find the perfect place to rent. Learn more
leases
Rental Leases
What you need to know when signing a rental lease. Learn more
Moving out of your rental place
Moving out of your rental place
Things to consider when moving out of your rental. Visit now

Small Steps to Health and Wealth

Automate Good Habits and Create Templates
Automate Good Habits and Create Templates
Puting many of your health and wealth pracƟces on a regular schedule is a good way to prevent procrastination by making decisions and taking action once, then allowing automaƟc actions afterwards. Learn more
Compare Yourself with Recommended Benchmarks
Compare Yourself with Recommended Benchmarks
Become familiar with common recommendations for healthy eating, physical activity, and spending habits. Learn more
Consider Outside Influences on Health and Wealth
Consider Outside Influences on Health and Wealth (Audio)
Think about your past experiences with food and money so that you can make a plan to manage these outside influences. Learn more
Compare Yourself with Recommended Benchmarks
Convert Consumption into Labor
Help you learn how consumption can be balanced by labor. Learn more
Get Help and Be Accountable
Get Help and Be Accountable (Audio)
Learn more about health and wealth topics and can provide support and accountability as you strive to make posiƟve behavior changes. Learn more
Live the Power of 10
Live the Power of 10
The number “10” can help you use the “small‐steps approach” to behavior change. It is an easy number to mulƟply, divide, and remember. Learn more
Make Progress Every Day
Make Progress Every Day
Setting realistic and attainable goals can help you to successfully achieve them when you are able to make small steps toward progress  each day. Learn more
Say “No” to Super-Sizing
Say “No” to Super-Sizing
Helps you understand the hazards associated with super‐sized eating and super‐sized spending. Learn more
Set a Date and Get Started – Just Do It!
Set a Date and Get Started – Just Do It! (Audio)
Good lifetime habits in health and wealth can help you achieve a longer life with the assets you need to achieve your goals. Learn more
Step Down/Step Up to Change
Step Down/Step Up to Change
Help you discover small steps down or up that you are willing to take to improve your health and/or your wealth. Learn more
Track Your Current Behavior
Track Your Current Behavior
Help you become more aware of how much you eat, move, and spend throughout a typical day. Learn more
Think Balance-Not Sacrifice
Think Balance-Not Sacrifice
Helps you learn ways to balance intake and outgo associated with both human energy and money. Learn more
Use Easy Frames of Reference
Use Easy Frames of Reference
Learn simple and easy strategies to personalize and translate health and wealth frames of reference for positive behavior changes. Learn more