May 2006 Newsletter
My Advanced Family Finance students are doing the research this semester to identify the best diversified, low-cost mutual funds for your IRA. Come take advantage of all their work. Also see the PPT for May 2005 presentation on mutual funds for your IRA.
Celebrate Mothers Day at FPW! All mother-daughter pairs who attend together will receive gifts.
FPW meets 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).
Rae Ann F. Hart
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Identify Theft Reporting System - for victims of ID theft + info on current scams and how to avoid ID theft: http://www.idtheft.utah.gov
Start an Individual Retirement Account to secure your financial future.
Have you adjusted your W-4 form to get a smaller federal tax refund next year and put the extra money to work for you each month? The average refund is $2400. Put that $200/month to work!
Money Magazine May 2006
Rising rates means higher monthly payments -- are you ready for them?
June 14: What women need to know about Social Security. Speaker: Sandy Hunter, Social Security Administration. Check this out: http://www.ssa.gov/women/
July 12: 20 Steps to 7 Figures: Secrets of The Millionaire Next Door
August 9: Am I on track for a comfortable retirement ? How much to invest for retirement using the Ballpark Estimate
September 13: Taking the Mystery out of Retirement Planning
October 11: Stretching Your Dollar (tentative)
November 8: Getting off the Consumer Escalator. Watch DVD featuring Juliet Schor, author of The Overspent American , followed by discussion.
Utah Retirement Systems Pre-Retirement Seminar (for URS members within 5 years of retirement) in Logan Thursday, May 18 at Bridgerland Applied Tech College. To sign up: 800-753- 7750 Housing and Financial Counseling (USU Family Life Center) workshops:
May 13 (Saturday): Homeownership workshop 8:30-4:30 (registration required)
May 24 (Wednesday): Home Smart 10 a.m. to noon
Details and upcoming workshops.
The Good Life: Planning and Preparing for Your Retirement Future
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.
May 24 7 to 8:30 Creating a Financial Plan for Retirement
To register, contact: Adrie Roberts, USU Extension - Cache County, 179 North Main, Suite 111,
Logan, Utah, 84321. (435) 752-6263. email@example.com
Counseling sessions cost $5 for first session with sliding scale charges based on family income and family size for subsequent counseling sessions.