HOME and FAMILY
K-State Research and Extension is a leader in providing research-based information and education for creating strong, healthy Kansas communities. We strive to improve family relationships, develop consumer and financial management skills and help Kansans balance the demands of work, family and community.
Financially Speaking -
When is the last time you checked your free credit report? Credit reports affect many aspects of your life, including your ability to get a loan, rates for loans and insurance, and more. One in five people have an error on at least one of their credit reports according to a study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission. Experts recommend checking your credit report at each credit reporting agency at least one time each year.
Sign up today for K-State Research and Extension's Check Your Credit email program. There is no cost to participate and registration is easy! Registration is for one year only so if you participated in 2020, you will need to sign up again for 2021. Sign up at bit.ly/ksrecheckyourcredit.
You will learn how to request your free credit report at each of the three credit reporting agencies. We will remind you to check your credit report three times during the year on February 2, June 6, and October 10. We will also send you periodic emails with information about how to understand your credit report, correct errors, and use your credit report to your advantage.
Take a step towards financial well-being today by signing up for K-State Research and Extension’s Check Your Credit email program at bit.ly/ksrecheckyourcredit.
When Your Income Drops
Many circumstances can lead to an abrupt reduction in income: a factory layoff or cutback, loss of a job, reduced farm income, or loss of a second income from a spouse. Just the threat of any of these situations is a serious blow to individuals and families struggling to survive economically in difficult times. Anna Schremmer, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for the Phillips-Rooks District provides some helpful tips for when your income drops.
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Kansas Radon Program
With all of us spending more time at home, it's a great time to conduct a radon test on your home. You may pick up a radon test kit at your local K-State Research and Extension Office or order directly from the Kansas Radon Program at https://sosradon.org/purchase-kits.