Command Central For Financial Help

An innovative, university research-based Web site has new resources to help Americans — including you, your co-workers, your growers, and your family and friends — who are becoming increasingly concerned with losing their retirement funds, investments, jobs, and even the roof over their heads.

University experts from across the United States have compiled a new section on www.eXtension.org with free, easy-to-access financial management information. These experts address questions facing Americans during the current economic distress and encourage consumers to be proactive in their financial situations.

At eXtension’s Financial Crisis content area, www.extension.org/financial_crisis, Web site viewers can find resources regarding nutrition, consumer credit, lifestyle transitions, retirement planning, saving and investing, communicating about money, children and money, home ownership, and health finance. The newest resource area within the Personal Finance category is “Money Management in Times of Disaster.”

Not only do eXtension’s experts provide consumers with tools to help them cope with stress, practice positive spending habits, manage their debt, and stretch their dollar, but they also are available to answer specific consumer questions. With an easy-to-follow form, Web site viewers can identify a specific category within any of these five categories, ask their question, and expect to quickly receive an answer from an industry expert. Likewise, viewers can post comments about articles and resources on the web site, as well as rate the posting they read.

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