Unfortunately, financial literacy in the United States is not widespread. Most high school students fail a personal finance exam and college students score just 62 percent.
MU Extension recently updated GH1461, Sweet Spreads and Syrups. This publication explains sugar's role in tasty treats and offers alternatives for those concerned about consuming too much sugar.
Consumers may not realize there is currently no broadly regulated definition for "natural" products.
Gaining control of your spending helps you take control of your finances and improve your life in many ways.
Water takes the path of least resistance. If you've got a small crack, water will find it and make it bigger.
People and families who tend to plan and write down their goals are more likely to achieve them.
Overdraft protection is an option most banks and credit unions offer to their clients so transactions (demands for withdrawal) will be processed and vendors will be paid even when there is an overdraft.
Save water and energy, help the environment and keep money in your pocket with a few simple changes to use water more efficiently.
Store lighting plays a role in how long meat retains the bright red color that shoppers favor. After price, consumers consider color when buying meat.
The condition of a home has a direct connection with the health of its occupants.
These tips can help until the professionals arrive.
Sorting through the meaning of food date labels.
Small changes can mean big savings at the supermarket. Before you leave home, shop your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Watch the video.
The chaos of life can make it hard to keep up with important papers and records. Investing a little time to create a tracking system can save time and money down the road.
Unless you live in a bubble, it is hard to totally prevent identity theft.
Run, hide or fight.
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