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Managing Finances when Funds are Tight

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 43, Season 2

Limiting expenses when income is reduced is sometimes a challenge.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Kelly May to discuss important considerations for when money is tight.

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Dressing for Success

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

Guests: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support and Jeanne Badgett, Senior Extension Associate for Clothing, Textiles, and Household Equipment

Episode 23, Season 2

In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley and Jeanne Badgett to discuss tips for dressing professionally.  Whether interviewing for a job or simply representing yourself and your company at work, the way you dress is impactful.  Take time to nurture your professional image through the way you present yourself.

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Understanding Credit and Your Credit Score

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 12, Season 2

What is a credit score? What makes mine change?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Kelly May discuss credit and credit scores. They answer these questions and many more and talk about the importance of paying bills on time and monitoring your credit consumption habits.

Annual Credit Report website

Annual Credit Report telephone number 1-877-322-8228

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Changing Careers

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

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

 

Are you contemplating a career change?  This week on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with the Director and Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane to discuss important considerations to reflect upon before and during this transition stage of life.

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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Emergency Preparedness

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

Guest: Sarah Hanks, Senior Extension Associate for Healthy Homes

Episode 49

Being prepared before emergencies arise can make a difficult situation a little easier to handle.  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Sarah Hanks discuss the important items to keep in your emergency kit and the importance of having emergency plans for your family.

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When Opposites Attract; Managing Finances within a Marriage

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

Co-host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 32

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter explores how different "money personalities" and money handling styles can add additional elements of intrigue for couples.  Listen for tips on maintaining the love while sharing the checkbook.

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Cyber Monday Shopping

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

Guest: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 24

It's that time of year!  Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Are you ready?  Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley to discuss tips for staying safe and saving money while doing your holiday online shopping.

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Avoiding Lifestyle Creep

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

Co-host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 21

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter revisits her former role as Family Finance Specialist and discusses the trending topic of lifestyle creep.  The tips she shares for avoiding the creep are good sound advice that will set you up for a lifetime of financial success.

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Beating the Holiday Financial Blues: Part II

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

Co-host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 14

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Mindy McCulley continue the discussion about planning for holiday spending.  Last week, they focused on planning for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  This week they delve into saving money during the Christmas season.  While it is just September, it is not too early to begin planning how you will cover those expenses. Part two of two.

 

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Beating the Holiday Financial Blues: Part I

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

Co-host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 13

The holidays can be stressful times for many reasons. This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley to discuss ways to prevent holiday spending from becoming one of those reasons.  In this episode we focus on tips for taking the scare out of Halloween spending and then discuss ways to make sure that we celebrate in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.  This is part one of a two part series. 

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