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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: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates.All of Missouri’s 99 rural counties face a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none.University of ...
- 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 ...
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 ...
Publication date: July 1, 2020
This guide describes how to place an input (long) hedge in the options market to reduce the price risk associated with buying an input used in your business. A long hedge in the options market is accomplished by purchasing a call option. Futures are ...
Creating a Legacy-Preparing Your Business for Succession
This self-paced course consisting of 3 modules, each less than 15 minutes long, will help the student understand the challenges of preparing to transition their business to a new owner when they decide it is time to leave. The transition process is ...
List of resources assembled by MU Extension and the Personal Financial Planning Department to provide help to Missouri families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free federal and state tax preparation sites in Columbia, MO plus option for online do-it-yourself tax preparation software available to all UM System employees. Provided by MoTax Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for 2020 tax filing ...
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.
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.