AMANDA H. CHRISTENSEN, AFC, USU EXTENSION ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UMM EDITOR
Clearly, it’s important that all adults have a rudimentary understanding of money management. You don’t have to dig too deep to see the critical issues that make this all the more important for women. Research shows specific issues that make it CRITICAL for women to understand the basics of personal finance are threefold: they live longer, are more likely to stop working mid-career, and they earn less. Let’s break down the “So What?”
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: EMMA PARKHURST, CHES, USU EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Do you know where all of your money is going each month? There have been times in my life where I think to myself that I should have more money remaining after paying my monthly fixed expenses (like mortgage and student loans). Whenever this occurred, I knew it was time to go over my expenses and review my budget. In other words, time to do a little digging and trim unnecessary costs! Have you ever had a similar thought? To celebrate National Weed Your Garden Day in a different way this year, here’s a fun challenge: think of unidentified costs as weeds, and your budget as the garden. Time to get weeding! Here are three tips to get started:
GUEST BLOGGER: ELIZABETH VANCE
I don’t imagine many couples get excited to talk about finances. In fact, we’ve all heard that financial disagreements are often a large contributing factor to conflicts in marriage. Whether it’s easy for you or not, financial conversations are a must in healthy relationships! Hopefully these few tips can make the process less daunting and more rewarding!
In case you missed the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration this weekend, don't worry! You have another exciting opportunity in Salt Lake at the end of the month at the Date Your Mate Marriage Celebration! Join us for a fun date night! Learn, laugh, and leave with skills from local marriage experts to keep the spark alive. There will be workshops and refreshments! For more details and to buy tickets for the conference, check out this website!
Check out this awesome event where you can enjoy an evening of education and entertainment at the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration, a fun date night for couples or individuals who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage. Workshops will be provided by professionals from northern Utah including topics such as intimacy, communication and staying connected, and a keynote presentation will be given by Doug Nielsen. Workshops will be 6:00-9:30 p.m. (with bonus workshops from 4:00-6:00 p.m.). For complete program details see www.relationships.usu.edu.
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