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UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Financial Education program helps families and individuals across the state achieve financial well being – keeping pace with day-to-day expenses, reaching financial goals, planning for life’s unexpected events and securing their financial future.

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How Can I Ask for Higher Pay When Starting a New Job?

Congratulations! You’ve gotten a job offer! You’re excited to start the job but the pay the employer offered is lower than you want. Lots of people think they must accept the pay an employer offers but it’s important to know that you can negotiate your pay and benefits. In fact, employers often do not offer […]

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What Should I Know About Mobile Bank & Payment Apps?

In the past, if you wanted to pay your bills, give money to a friend or family member, or buy something from a store, you needed to use cash or write a paper check. Now, instead of using cash or a paper check, you can pay bills and send money to others through mobile apps. […]

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Managing Finances When Ending A Relationship

Ending a romantic relationship can be a challenging experience. Divorce, the process of terminating a marriage, is less common in Wisconsin than most states but it is still something that thousands of Wisconsin couples experience each year. In addition to the difficult emotional experience that can come with ending a relationship, there can be financial […]

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Save You Money on Home Energy Costs

In August 2022, the federal government enacted the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the largest clean energy investment the United States government has made. It provides many new tax credits, rebates, and discounts to help homeowners make energy efficiency improvements and save on their utility bills. Read more about how the Inflation Reduction Act can help […]

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