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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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Buy Now, Pay Later

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 6, Season 4

It is easy to be tempted to delay paying for something when given the chance.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May shares important considerations to think about when presented the option to buy now and pay later.  She discusses benefits and challenges presented by this loan product and shares tips to avoid getting caught in a sticky situation.

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Smart Home, Brilliant Savings

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

Finding ways to save money is often the goal for homeowners.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff explores the concept of smart home technology.  She explains the various ways homeowners can maximize savings while accessing new features to improve efficiency.

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 5, Season 4

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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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It is Never too Early to Start Saving for College with a KY 529 Savings Plan

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

Guests: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management, Joe Wilcox, KY Saves 529 Institutional Relationship Manager, with Ascensus Government Savings

No matter how old or how young your children may be, it is never too early to start saving for their future educational plans.  The KY 529 Savings Plan is an easy way to save so that when the time comes, your family is ready!

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 3, Season 4

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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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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

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e

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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Financial Resiliency: Recovering From Financial Setbacks

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

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

Episode 44, Season 3

Week 4 - Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt series

Financial setbacks can create stress no matter what other situations in which you might find yourself.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares how building financial resiliency skills can help you bounce back from tough circumstances, as well as give you hope for the future.

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