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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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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.

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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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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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Financial Recovery and Resilience

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 7, Season 4

Building financial resiliency takes patience and time.  With a few simple skills outlined by Dr. Nichole Huff, anyone can learn the skills needed to build financial health and wealth for the future. 

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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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IRS Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

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