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  1. Family Fundamentals: Your credit score can have profound effect (for November 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-your-credit-score-can-have-profound-effect-november-2010

    November 16, 2010 I recently got a free copy of my credit report. Everything appears to be in order, but I was surprised that the report didn't include my credit score. Is it important that I know my score? If so, how can I obtain it? First, good for ...

  2. Family Fundamentals: Know your rights when bill collectors start calling (for September 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-your-rights-when-bill-collectors-start-calling-september-200-0

    September 11, 2009 We're behind on a few bills and are getting calls from bill collectors. What's the best way to handle them? The best thing you can do is to know your rights. Part of the collector's job is to suggest ways for you to pay t ...

  3. Family Fundamentals: Know how new credit card rules might affect you (for March 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-how-new-credit-card-rules-might-affect-you-march-2010

    March 16, 2010 I know there are new rules for credit cards, but I'm not sure of the details. Is there anything in particular I should pay attention to? The new rules, most of which took effect in February, are the result of the Credit Card Accountabi ...

  4. Family Fundamentals: Keep your saving plan on track by joining programs (for August 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-keep-your-saving-plan-track-joining-programs-august-2008-0

    August 14, 2008 We're trying to put a little money away from each paycheck, but there always seems to be another expense, the tiny amount of interest we earn isn't very much incentive. Any tips to help us stay on track? You're just the type ...

  5. Family Fundamentals: Too much clutter? The time to tackle it is today (for October 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-too-much-clutter-time-tackle-it-today-october-2007

    October 17, 2007 I can't seem to keep clutter from overtaking my life. Any ideas? For many people, clutter is a fact of life. But if you find yourself spending a lot of time looking for things you need but can't put your hands on, you know it� ...

  6. Family Fundamentals: Increasing emotional intelligence takes practice (for September 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-increasing-emotional-intelligence-takes-practice-september-2007-0

    September 17, 2007 My son is smart, but his grades are falling because he doesn't do his homework. He's in the sixth grade. Is this a phase? What can we do? It might be a phase, but it's one that deserves attention. Instead of focusing sole ...

  7. Family Fundamentals: Help friend in financial crunch by reviewing resources (for 6/29/08)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-help-friend-financial-crunch-reviewing-resources-62908

    June 20, 2008 A good friend lost her job recently, and she fears she might lose her house. We aren't in a position to help her financially, but can we assist in other ways? Absolutely. Many people don't realize that a sudden loss of income manif ...

  8. Choose Fields Wisely If Switching to Soybeans

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/choose-fields-wisely-if-switching-soybeans

    May 29, 2002 WOOSTER, Ohio- Growers contemplating switching their acreage from corn to soybeans should carefully choose which fields to make the transition. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Res ...

  9. Family Fundamentals: Take it slow when returning home after being away (for 12/2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-take-it-slow-when-returning-home-after-being-away-122007

    December 14, 2007 My husband started a new job that requires a lot of travel. He will come home just before Christmas. What can we do to make sure his return is welcome, not stressful, for our young children? You're wise to recognize that not all hom ...

  10. Family Fundamentals: Healthy choices can have financial payoff (for August 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-healthy-choices-can-have-financial-payoff-august-2007-0

    August 14, 2007 My husband and I can't seem to stay motivated to eat better or live more healthfully in general. Any tips to help us stay on track? There are plenty of reasons to choose to live healthfully-- you feel better, have more energy, and ten ...

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