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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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2018 Preserving Food at Home Class Schedule Now Posted

Join UW-Extension Master Food Preserver Annette Landvatter and learn safe and delicious ways to can and preserve your food at home. Annette offers a wealth of research based expertise on safe canning methods, and welcomes questions. All sessions are free, with no registration required. See listing of class sessions on our Food Safety and Preservation […]

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Taking Care of You

We are excited to present a new program, Taking Care of You. This is a two part class that focuses on the overall health of participants. This research-based program offers practical strategies and experiences to help people deal with the stress in their lives. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows you to take better […]

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3rd Annual Women’s Conference: Saturday, April 21

Money Smart – Washington County presents… The 3rd annual Women’s Conference! Listen to an engaging keynote speaker and choose from a variety of breakout sessions that peak your interest! Topics range from budgeting to estate planning, to identity theft protection, and more! The $5 fee includes breakfast. Date and Time Sat, April 21, 2018 8:00 […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

Because credit reports are so important to everyday life (they can affect obtaining an affordable loan or insurance policy, getting a job, or renting a home) federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year. You can request the reports from AnnualCreditReport.com—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, […]

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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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Food Safety

Large food recalls have recently forced consumers to throw away foods because of contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Additionally, spices and produce sold in local grocery stores have been recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause illness. How can you help your family stay safe […]

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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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