December 2005 Newsletter

No program scheduled for December but consider this end of year checkup:
Workshop: Get a Financial Checkup
It's the end of the year...do your finances need a checkup?  Learn how to evaluate your finances at a FREE "Financial Checkup" workshop presented by the U.S.U Family Life Center .  Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the U.S.U Family Life Center (493 N. 700 E., at the bottom of Old Main Hill) To register call 797-7224. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be served!
The Good Life: Planning and Preparing for Your Retirement Future
Schedule change! The November meeting has been shifted to May 2006.
USU Extension Services and USU Community Credit Union are pleased to co-sponsor this financial education series.  Classes and materials are provided at no cost to participants.  Schedule of upcoming sessions:
Date Time Subject
Jan 25 7 to 8:30 Preparing for Retirement: Strategies for Catching Up
Feb 22 7 to 8:30 Understanding the Stock Market
Mar 29 7 to 8:30 Needs of the " Sandwich Generation"
Apr 26 7 to 8:30 Protection Yourself Against ID Theft
May 7 to 8:30 Financial Planning for Retirement
All sessions will be held in Multi-purpose Room:
Suite 109 , Cache County Administration Building , 179 North Main , Logan , UT
To register, contact:
Adrie Roberts, USU Extension - Cache County , 179 North Main , Suite 111 ,
Logan , Utah , 84321 .  (435) 752-6263.  adrier@ext.usu.edu
Please email me with program topic recommendations for 2006! Reply to this message or: jean.lown@cc.usu.edu
As you do your holiday shopping:
Global Village Gifts: (formerly 10,000 Villages) located north of Sunrise Cyclery 138 N 100 East. December hours: Open M - F 12 -6, Sat. 10 - 6. Year round, Saturdays 10 - 6.
Websites of the Month:
Select an alternative gift from life-sustaining, worldwide projects to honor family and friends :
Heifer International: http://www.heifer.org/
Alternative Gifts International: http://www.altgifts.org/
Take Action!
Buy Earthquake Insurance. Homeowners insurance does not cover earthquake or flood.
Do you need flood insurance? If you already have flood insurance it may cover only your dwelling but not contents. If your lender required you to buy flood insurance it is likely it only covers the building because that's all the lender cares about. You may need separate coverage on your personal property.
See PPT from Nov FPW on the web site plus: Utah Department of Public Safety http://des.utah.gov/earthquake/
U of Utah seismograph station
http://www.seis.utah.edu/
Give your family the gift of financial security this holiday season. Review your "financial action plans" from this year's FPW programs and take action. PowerPoint presentations of past programs are available on the FPW web site: http://www.usu.edu/fpw/schedule/schedule.htm
The USU Family Life Center , 797-7224, 493 N 700 East (bottom of Old Main Hill), provides free financial counseling and occasional workshops. This is the best source for basic money management and getting out of debt. They offer the PowerPay computer debt analysis for free.
Financial Planning for Women (FPW) is a monthly educational seminar that meets the second Wednesday of each month at two times: 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Family Life room 318 on the USU campus. Bring your lunch. The same program is repeated in the evening: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center , 493 North 700 East, Logan (at bottom of Old Main Hill). The longer evening time slot allows for more discussion. Programs are free and registration is not required. Bring a friend! For further information: (435) 797-1569; jean.lown@cc.usu.edu