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Home and consumer life
MU Extension offers mobile energy education unit

The mobile unit gives homeowners and renters an opportunity to learn different ways they can make their home more efficient, comfortable and less expensive to heat or cool. Read more

Shop safe at farmers markets

Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. Read more

Measuring your financial well-being

Financial well-being is a balance between financial security and financial freedom today and in the future. Read more

Think carefully about when to apply for Social Security benefits

It's simple advice for those planning to retire. The further you are away from retirement, the more this advice is true. Read more

Realizing the risks of radon

According to the EPA, radon gas is found everywhere in the United States and it is produced from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Read more

Creating and following a spending plan makes finances easier

Take some time to consider your values. Whether we know it or not, our values play a big part in how we handle our money. Read more

How to calculate the cost per mile to drive

Gaining control of your spending helps you take control of your finances and improve your life in many ways. Read more

First aid for leaky basements

Water takes the path of least resistance. If you've got a small crack, water will find it and make it bigger. Read more

Small steps to your goals

People and families who tend to plan and write down their goals are more likely to achieve them. Read more

WaterSense: Making every drop count

Save water and energy, help the environment and keep money in your pocket with a few simple changes to use water more efficiently. Read more

National Healthy Homes Partnership moves to MU Extension

The condition of a home has a direct connection with the health of its occupants. Read more

Sell by? Use by? What's a shopper to do?

Sorting through the meaning of food date labels. Read more

Get in, get out when grocery shopping

Small changes can mean big savings at the supermarket. Before you leave home, shop your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Watch the video. Read more

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Websites

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Publications

    The following are general-interest home and consumer life publications. Browse the menu on the left for more specific home and consumer life publications.

  • N1028, Eating on a Budget Poster

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