Speaking of Extension
North Carolina Cooperative Extension clients statewide tell how Extension is empowering them and providing solutions that have improved their lives.
Betty Moseley receives valuable financial education, courtesy of Cooperative Extension
Betty Moseley, a retired dietitian living in Oxford, thought that she knew all there was to know about saving money. So when her North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent suggested that she sign up for the “Get the Money Monkey Off Your Back!” class series, she was skeptical. But now, she's saving what she calls "real money."
Extension, AG warn storm victims to be aware of scams
We see the best in people in the aftermath of a disaster in offers of aid to those who have suffered losses. But we also see the worst in people in attempts to take advantage of the victims of disaster.
Is debt a problem for everyone?
Economists have pointed out that American households took on substantial debt over the past 30 years. Many households are now scrambling to pay down on debt, and this is one reason why consumer spending has been slow. But do all households have to worry about debt? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, responds.
Social Security payouts
Many people think of Social Security as almost a bank account: You put your money in while working, earn some interest and then withdraw the funds when you are retired. But is that the way Social Security operates? NCSU's Dr. Mike Walden responds.
Economists find that tax could cut consumption of sugared drinks
Americans would buy fewer sugared drinks if a tax drove up the price, says N.C. State’s Dr. Michael Wohlgenant.
Fears of deflation
When most of us worry about prices, we are concerned about them going up — that is, we are worried about inflation. But should we also fear the opposite: prices going down? Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist […]
AgBiz Planner program helps farmers learn how to grow their business
A group of young, small, beginning and minority farmers from throughout the state have successfully completed a new AgBiz Planner program.