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In the Face of Disaster - Financial Considerations before Disaster Strikes

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Kelly May, Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Season 5, Episode 15

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Kelly May shares tips for getting your finances disaster ready.  If disaster strikes, just a few simple strategies can ensure that your family is prepared financially to deal with any storm life throws your way.

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

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Holiday Meals on a Budget

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 5, Season 5

The holiday season is just around the corner.  With inflation driving up the costs of good and services, the rising prices of  of groceries might be on the minds of many Kentuckians as they plan to host holiday events this year.  On this episode of Talking FACS, MoneyWi$e expert, Dr. Nichole Huff, is going to share strategies for keeping the down the costs of holiday meals.

For more information, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

 

Understanding Credit Reports and Scores

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 4, Season 5

Credit reports and credit scores can be difficult to understand.  However, using the knowledge shared by Kelly May on this episode of Talking FACS, you can decipher what the numbers mean.  Kelly also provides tips for accessing your credit report and steps to take to keep your score strong.

To access your free annual credit reports:
annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.  To request by mail,

Annual Credit Report Request Service

PO Box 105281

Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

For more information about:

Credit reports and scores

Disputing and reporting false information on your credit report

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Preparing for Retirement

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 3, Season 5

Planning for retirement is important no matter your life stage.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff discusses the importance of retirement planning at the beginning of the process and when you are ready to start making withdrawals.

For more information about this topic and other MoneyWi$e topics, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

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Investing Basics: Making Your Money Work for You

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 2, Season 5

Do you understand the concepts involved with investing?  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May breaks down the basic terminology of investing and puts it in language that we can all understand.  She gives ideas for getting started on your own investment journey.

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MoneyWi$e Newsletter

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Stop Procrastinating: Tips for Enhanced Productivity

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 1, Season 5

Procrastination is something many of us battle.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff discusses many reasons for procrastination and steps we can take to combat our tendency to procrastinate.

For more information about this topic and other MoneyWi$e topics, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

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Finding Ways to Increase Productivity

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e Episode 12, Season 4

We all want to be more productive whether at work, at home, or even at play.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May shares tips for "finding flow" and ways to increase your productivity to enhance your success.

If you would like to learn more about productivity skills and resources, ask your county Family and Consumer Sciences  Extension agent about Time Well Spent: Productivity Skills for Success.

Finding Flow in 8 Simple Steps

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Financial Recovery after a Natural Disaster

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 11, Season 4

"(Storm) Survivors are faced with so many decisions that can affect their family's financial well-being and their over all well-being." -Nichole Huff

At one time, we thought spring was the storm season in Kentucky.  And while we still see many spring storms, it seems any season is now storm season!  This month for the Talking FACS MoneyWi$e segment, Dr. Nichole Huff discusses how to recover financially from natural disasters.  She shares steps to take immediately after the disaster occurs as well as things you can do before disaster strikes in hopes of mitigating the financial effects left in a storm's wake.

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Spring Clean Your Budget

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 10, Season 4

Spring is in the air, making it a perfect time to renew your . . . BUDGET!  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff explains exactly why our budgets need a spring refresh and the steps we need to take to ensure that we are making the most of our spending plans.

Don't think of your budget as restrictive, "Just think of it as assigning every dollar a job." - Nichole Huff

Track Your Spending (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

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Identity Theft and Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 9, Season 4

Identity theft continues to be problematic for many people in spite of our best efforts to protect our personal information.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff, outlines some real life issues surrounding Unemployment Insurance Fraud and how those who have experienced it can take steps to rectify the situation.

Identity Theft Step-by-Step Guide:

Federal Trade Commission

To check your Social Security Statement online visit:

Social Security Administration

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