Personal Financial Literacy News

Changes to credit reports will benefit college students

credit-reports-editedJonathan Fox, director of Iowa State University’s Financial Counseling Clinic and Ruth Whipp Sherwin Endowed Professor, and other financial experts say many Iowa State students may benefit from changes to credit report criteria taking effect this summer.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Bartholomae brings financial education, outreach to Iowans on campus and across state

Suzanne Bartholomae, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, researches interventions that assist people with financial stress. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Suzanne Bartholomae works to bring ideas to action.

She asserts that when it comes to financial stability, information alone is not enough. People must make a plan, and then work their plan.

Iowa State researchers to share promises, vulnerabilities of families at national conference

Megan Gilligan, Clinton Gudmunson, Suzanne Batholomae, Shane Kavanaugh, and Brenda Lohman will join Iowa State colleagues at a national conference. Photo by Ryan Riley.

More than 50 Iowa State University student, faculty, and staff researchers in human development and family studies will offer their expertise in family health in areas including parental substance abuse, sibling tensions, and family finance at a national conference this week.

The meetings are part of this year’s National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) annual conference, Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis. A series of preconference workshops on Nov. 1 will precede the event.

College of Human Sciences students driven by passion to help others

College of Human Sciences students in fall 2016 include these peer mentors with Connect Four, a learning community for first-year students of color. Photo by Ryan Riley.

A passion to help others — whether it’s working with children, people with disabilities, or those in need — continues to drive strong enrollment in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.

Human Sciences Week to feature new dean, ways to help others

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together Sept. 26 to 30 for the second annual Human Sciences Week. Photo by Alisha Zika.

The Iowa State University community will this month have an opportunity to meet the new dean of the College of Human Sciences, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, enjoy cherry pies, and make shoes out of used jeans.

The College of Human Sciences will come together Sept. 26 to 30 for a week of food, fun, speakers, and philanthropic events during the second annual Human Sciences Week.

Iowa State prepares students for excellence in financial counseling

Iowa State\'s financial counseling and planning program was recently renewed as an AFCPE Approved University Program - a mark of the program\'s excellence in preparing students to be financial counselors. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Iowa State University’s financial counseling and planning program received its second national mark of excellence for preparing students to be distinguished financial counselors.

The program was recently renewed by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) as an AFCPE Approved University Program. The approval lasts for five years.

New toolkit helps Iowans better manage their finances

About a dozen probation and parole officers from Sheldon and Sioux City in October received “Your Money, Your Goals” financial education training from ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialists. Photos by Cindy Gannon.

Iowa social service workers have a new way to help their clients with financial issues, thanks to a nationally recognized toolkit being offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

Human Sciences seeks new efforts in extension and outreach

Michelle Maynes, a family life extension educator in the Polk County Extension and Outreach office, works with Latino middle school youth in the Juntos college readiness program. Contributed photo.

Suzanne Bartholomae is well-versed in the benefits of extension and outreach.

Bartholomae, a state extension and outreach specialist and adjunct associate professor in human development and family studies, spearheaded delivery of a health insurance literacy curriculum to address confusion about the Affordable Care Act.

Students look to meaningful careers in the College of Human Sciences

Daisy Cerna, an Iowa State junior in kinesiology and health, said she loves working with people and hopes to become an occupational therapist. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Iowa State University students hoping to spend their professional lives helping others continue to be drawn to the people-oriented majors offered by the College of Human Sciences.

Human Sciences Week celebrates college’s commitment to expand human potential, improve people’s lives

Human Sciences Week will from Oct. 12 to 16 celebrate the ISU College of Human Sciences\' unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and its rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events. File photo.

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together to celebrate its unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events during the first annual Human Sciences Week, Oct. 12 to 16.