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Purdue Extension offers free 'surviving financial turbulence' packets

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Most Americans have been experiencing difficulty making ends meet in the last several months. While many are cutting out extras such as eating out, buying books or taking vacations, many others are struggling just to put food on the table for their families.

Purdue Extension has put together a packet of information that will provide some strategies to make it through these tough economic times and hopefully, lessen the stress that so many are facing.

An emergency fund can be crucial in times of unemployment, layoffs, unexpected immediate expenses and increased prices from groceries to gas to power bills.

The packets were made possible through a grant from America Saves, an organization that encourages Americans to save. A limited number of the packets are available from the Extension Offices in Owen and Clay counties. Those interested may drop by the Extension Office to pick up a packet.

For information on Home and Family issues, Agriculture and 4-H, contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 812-829-5020 in Owen County and 448-9041 in Clay County.

There are 10 Indiana Extension Homemaker Clubs in Clay County and four in Owen County. Call for more information.

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