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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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Setting Up Kids for Financial Success

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

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

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 8, Season 4

Developing sound financial habits, just like other skills, are best learned with practice.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff and Kelly May outline tangible steps that parents can take to ensure that their children are on the path of financial health. 

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Establishing Savings Goals: Starting Small to Save Big

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

Creating goals for building savings is a great way to ensure that you actually do it!  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares tips and tricks for finding extra money to add to savings.  She advocates for breaking down savings goals into manageable chunks.

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 4, Season 4

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Money in Your Pocket - Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

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

Episode 7, Season 4

Families with children may be finding more money in their bank accounts these days thanks to advance payments of the Child Tax Credit.  Kelly May joins Dr. Jennifer Hunter to talk about these payments, a feature of the American Recovery Act and how they will impact 2021 taxes.

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Guarding Against Identity Theft

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for 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

Identity theft is very common and is often the most reported type of fraud complaint received by enforcement agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter, tips for protecting your information so that it will not be as easy for those with criminal intent to access and steal your identity.

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To Buy or Lease, That is the Question

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

New cars are scarce right now, so if you are in the market for a new vehicle you might find your options limited.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares tips to consider in this current car market. 

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Taking Care of Business: Advance Directives and Cancer

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Raven Darko-Mensah, Oncology Social Worker, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 23

When you start talking about Advance Directives and Living Wills, people often shut down because they do not want to think about what they consider "end of life".  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Raven Darko-Mensah shares why these critical documents are simply part of the business of planning well and living life fully.  Join this conversation to learn why it is important to prepare these documents, no matter your life stage or health situation.

Click these link for additional resources:

Kentucky Living Will Document

City of Hope Advance Directives

American Cancer Society - Understanding Legal Matters

National Cancer Institute Advanced Directives

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What Every High School Senior Needs to Know

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

There will be many graduations happening across the Commonwealth this month, but this year marks a special financial milestone for Kentucky High School students.  On this special MoneyWi$e edition of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares about the financial literacy standards that are now part of the required curriculum for high school students at public schools in Kentucky.  Listen and decide if you are "financially smarter" than a Kentucky High School senior.

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