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Save part of your tax refund

The nonprofit organization America Saves suggests a 30-40-30 plan for the past, present and future: Designate 30 percent of your refund to pay off debt and catch up on outstanding bills. Watch the video. Read more

Get the most out of your tax refund

For the wise, a refund windfall is a chance to splurge a little and save a lot. Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Read more

Tips for 2015 tax filing season

here are some old tips and new tips for the current tax season. Read more

Advice for choosing a tax preparer

If you pay someone to do your taxes, be careful. Read more

MU works to extend shelf life of ground beef

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. 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

First aid for leaky basements

These tips can help until the professionals arrive. Read more

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

Sorting through the meaning of food date labels. Read more

Meat prices continue to rise for producers, consumers

Bringing home the bacon this year requires more cash. Short supplies of cattle and hogs are pushing prices upward at the sale barn and the supermarket. 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

Keep track of your documents and records

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. Read more

Identity theft prevention: Should you freeze your credit reports?

Unless you live in a bubble, it is hard to totally prevent identity theft. Read more

Tips to protect yourself in a mall shooting

Run, hide or fight. Read more

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