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- Published: Monday, May 17, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you’re in the market for a car that will save you money at the pump, looking at miles per gallon may not be the best way to compare fuel efficiency, says a University of Missouri Extension financial planning ...
- Published: Friday, March 19, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The busy time of the year is upon us – prom, graduation, spring sports and end-of-school banquets. This flurry of activities can bring stress, especially in rural communities, where these activities may coincide with spring ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Starting in the 2020 tax season, more rural Missourians in need will be able to learn about their eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty tools targeting low- and ...
- Published: Monday, April 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registration is now open for a free three-part series, “Your Financial Health in the COVID-19 Era.” The webinars, starting Friday, May 1, are available online to all Missourians through a collaboration between the University of ...
Publication date: May 1, 2022
To access and purchase local meat, consumers have choices. One option is to buy a live animal from a livestock producer and have that animal processed at a custom-exempt, state-inspected or federally inspected facility. Rather than purchase a whole ...
Publication date: June 1, 2021
The U.S. is blessed with a diverse portfolio of natural resources. Not least among them is our vast timberland. About 42 percent of the nation’s forestlands are in private ownership. Mostly, these are family owned forests. The objectives of these ...
Publication date: Feb. 2, 2021
Commodity basis provides a significant amount of information to agricultural producers and agribusinesses for making production, forward pricing, hedging and storage decisions. Basis tends to follow historical and seasonal patterns, and by ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2020
Producers of agricultural commodities regularly face price and production risks. Furthermore, increased global free trade and changes in domestic agricultural policy have increased these risks. As the variability of price increases the variability of ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2020
This guide provides basic definitions of commodity futures and options terminology. Although the terminology of trading agricultural commodities goes far beyond the scope of this guide, this information can be used to build a knowledge base from ...
Publication date: July 1, 2020
This guide describes how to place an output (short) hedge in the options market to reduce the price risk associated with selling an output produced in your business. A short hedge in the options market is referred to as the purchasing of a put ...
Lists numerous Kansas City area sites offering free 2020 tax preparation assistance.
Find more information about AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, which provides free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers.
In this news article and video, KOMU 8's Emily Spain talked with Andrew Zumwalt, MU Extension assistant professor for financial planning, about how the economy is doing now that states are beginning to reopen.
This e-book discusses several topics related to the financial impact of COVID-19.
This e-book from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau discusses details of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Making Money Count for Clergy
Finance info and tools for clergy to use personally and professionally.
MoTax: Missouri Taxpayer Education Initiative
Students gaining real-world experience by providing free tax assistance to people with low or moderate incomes, those with disabilities, older adults and English-as-a-second-language taxpayers.