Basic Money Management
Includes budgeting, saving, taxes, debtor education for bankruptcy filers, and a variety of other programs to help consumers improve financial health, increase wealth, and make wise buying decisions.
Contact your local Family Financial Management State Specialist who can provide programs, publications, or other resources on a variety of topics.
Financial Fitness: Exercises to Shape Up Your Spending is a program designed to help you do a financial check-up and make a plan to improve financial health.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Movies depict many scenarios where a person has to leave home quickly, and those scenes show how important it is to grab the right items.
Susan Cosgrove, family resource management Extension associate with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said cash and financial records should be high on the list of items to take in an emergency.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- When there never seems to be enough money to cover the bills, trying to set up and follow a budget can seem like a pointless and stressful activity.
Bekah Sparks, Mississippi State University Extension Service instructor in the Center for Technology Outreach, said a variety of apps and electronic tools can help make it easier to save money and spend wisely.
By Jamie Vickers
MISSISSIPPI STATE --Teen-agers who venture into the world of part-time jobs realize that managing money is not always easy, and they may need help from parents.
"Parents should help their teen determine obligations and a spending plan," said Dr. Beverly Howell, family economics and management specialist with Mississippi State University's Extension Service. "Parents should also help them stick to it."
Budgeting is a good place to start when teens are learning to manage their money. Three essential steps in designing a budget are: