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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.

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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

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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

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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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Empathy in the Workplace

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

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Empathy in the workplace often starts with communication.  This week on Talking FACS, Kelly May shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter ways to be empathetic towards ones colleagues and clients.  She provides tips for improving empathy skills, as well as suggestions for enhancing communication skills.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

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

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Just as it is important to understand your health numbers, financial literacy involves understanding your financial wellness.  On this special edition episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff comes back to discuss Financial Literacy Month and the importance of developing an understanding of the numbers that make up your financial picture.  Listen and learn ways to improve your financial literacy and financial wellness.

Planning for Your Estate

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 38, Season 3

Last week we wrapped up a virtual estate planning series through our state FCS team, but many of the principals of estate planning are available through extension resources at your fingertips.  Listen in as Kelly May and Dr. Jennifer Hunter discuss how to get started in the estate planning process and visit your local extension office for more resources on this very important topic.

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