Why are we Still Racist? What Science Says About America’s Race Problem

The Washington Post shares social science research into our perpetual problem with issues around inequality, racism and “us” vs “them” positions, and how we learn to become racist or not. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/08/14/why-are-people-still-racist-what-science-says-about-americas-race-problem/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_science-racism-455pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.a2d2201a0f85

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UW-Extension: Check your FREE credit report to build financial security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau https://www.consumerfinance.gov/  Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records. Because credit […]

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Wisconsin celebrates Money Smart Week April 22-29

When you stop and think about it, most of us have at least one financial goal. For some, it may be saving for a house or college. Others may be focused on paying down debt and boosting their credit score. And some people may want to learn more about sticking to a budget. There’s no […]

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Reality Check Financial Education Experience 2017

     In 2017, University of Wisconsin – Extension’s Reality Check Financial Education Experience welcomed Independence School District along with Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, Mondovi, Durand, Pepin, Elmwood, Plum City and River Valley. The learning event included nearly 350 students, over 120 adult volunteers from local communities and 26 student Reality Check Ambassadors, who took a leadership role […]

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Do you know that couples who play together are more likely to stay together?  Most couples report that their relationships feel happier when they make time to play and have fun.  Too often, fun is the first thing to fall by the wayside when folks are stressed and life demands pile up.  This is especially […]

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Turn up the heat with pressure to properly can meats

Fall is a time when many families find themselves with beef, venison, turkey or chicken that they wish to preserve. Canned meats add to making simple and delicious meals. “Foods that are naturally low in acid, such as meat and vegetables, must be pressure-canned to ensure safety,” says Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the […]

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