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Free Weekly Credit Reports

Paying for Your Report Isn’t Necessary. By law, you are entitled to three free credit reports every 12 months–one each from the three credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can now order a free weekly credit report online through December 2022.

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Fundamentals in Financial Coaching Workshop

Help your clients build skills for lasting change with Financial Coaching! This course will be held live via Zoom. Participants may earn to earn 1.4 CEU’s through the University of Wisconsin.  Fall 2022: 4 sessions on Mondays from 11am – 2:30pm CT (Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7 & 14)

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Back to School Spending Tips!

  With fall just around the corner, school supply lists are starting to appear in stores among the rows of bright colored folders, notebooks, pens and pencils.  According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend $864 on back to school purchases. For those with children in […]

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Foundations in Gardening – Registration is OPEN

Do you want to be a better gardener? Do you want to increase your confidence to successfully garden indoors or out? Join the UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Program in this online course. This is an approved learning opportunity for individuals interested in the Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program.  For more information visit:  https://bit.ly/3ANdrMV

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Credit Report Changes Coming July 1

Multiple changes in the way that information will appear on your credit report will start on July 1, 2022. Many of these changes are designed to benefit consumers, and others serve as good prompts to be aware of how you are making your purchases.

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Recipe of the Month!

Grilled Chicken Vegetable Kabobs – Perfect for the grilling season, this Kabob combines chicken, vegetables, and rice for a summer palate pleaser.

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Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season

When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from your garden or orchard can be a good way to enjoy the bounty […]

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Free Virtual Rent Smart Programs

Helping to make renting a great experience for you!  Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience.  It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Farm Ready Research Recorded Webinar Sessions Available

We’re you busy and could not attend some of the webinars available on Farm Ready Research? Learn about equipment, animal care, and safety from our Winter 2020 series. All webinars are now available online for your convenience. This is the most up-to-date information available on dairy production, livestock production and farm management resources. Access webinar […]

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“Crush and Brush” Spongy Moth

Are you seeing these caterpillars on your trees or hiding underneath things left lying around the yard? They are spongy moth caterpillars (formerly known as gypsy moth) that are busy eating and getting bigger and bigger until they get ready to change into their adult moth form. The spongy moth has escalated into one of […]

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