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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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Free Online Money Management Courses

Gain skills to manage your personal finances at your own pace!! UW-Extension has created a series of Money Matters online modules to help you discover your financial strengths, gain new money management skills, and build knowledge you can share with others — your kids, your spouse, friends, co-workers, and more. Learn the essentials of smart […]

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“Check Your Free Credit Report” Campaign Named Recipient Of Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017

The UW-Extension Family Living Program’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign was recently selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to receive the 2017 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. UW-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign goal is to make the process of ordering a free credit report as easy as possible. […]

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Frozen Food Recalls: Ice Cream Bars and Biscuits

Two frozen food recalls have been announced this week. Check your freezers and stay safe! Buttermilk biscuits due to possible Listeria monocytogenes* contamination. Hom/Ade Foods Inc. has recalled all of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 because of potential Listeria contamination. Hom/Ade Foods distributed its recalled Mary’s B’s biscuit products to retailers […]

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Avoid Romaine Lettuce, for Now

Romaine lettuce is likely the cause of recent cases of E. coli food poisoning affecting people in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state. As yet, no illnesses have been linked to this outbreak in Wisconsin, but Extension Food Safety Specialist Barbara […]

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Nonprofits & the Economy: 2017 Survey Results

The Nonprofit Coalition of Washington County surveyed 87 area nonprofits in May 2017. The survey measured the fiscal health of the nonprofit community, identified their educational needs, and measured the longer-term outcomes of the workshops hosted by the Nonprofit Coalition. Results of this survey can be found in the report Nonprofits & the Economy Research […]

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December’s Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Did you know that Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the nation, and produces more than half of the entire world’s supply of these little red berries? “The cranberry is a tiny but amazing fruit that is unique in the variety of health benefits it may provide,” says Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, University […]

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November’s Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

WINTER SQUASH offers many health benefits: high in vitamins A & C, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. There are so many delicious ways to use winter squash!   Look for firm winter squash that have […]

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October is Health Literacy Month!

What is Health Literacy and why it is important? Health Literacy can be defined as the ability to obtain, understand, and act on health information and services. For some, health information is readily available. But deciding what data sources to trust can be difficult, particularly when presented with conflicting recommendations. For others, the challenge is […]

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Continue to Check Your Free Credit Report after a Data Breach

UW-Extension recommends that you view one credit report every four months so you can be sure that the information is up-to-date and accurate year round. Reviewing your own report every four months is especially important given the number of data breaches occurring these past few years. Read the press release for more details and resources. […]

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