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Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D.

This flyer explains some of the ways Penn State Extension can help you manage your money. More
Build Wealth Not Debt: Become a Pennsylvania Saver
Build Wealth Not Debt: Become a Pennsylvania Saver - Articles Articles
This brochure provides tips and contacts for money-saving programs. More
Cutting Credit Costs: Understanding Credit Fees
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This article explains fees other than interest that can be assessed on credit cards, including carrying charges, annual fees, cash advance fees, late fees, and transaction fees. More
Cutting Credit Costs: Understanding Grace Periods
Cutting Credit Costs: Understanding Grace Periods - Articles Articles
This article explains what a credit card grace period is, why credit users should be concerned about it, and how to find out whether a credit card has a grace period. More
Cutting Credit Costs: Pay Credit Card Bills Early
Cutting Credit Costs: Pay Credit Card Bills Early - Articles Articles
This article answers questions about paying credit card bills early and how it can save money. More
Cutting Credit Costs: Free Credit Reports
Cutting Credit Costs: Free Credit Reports - Articles Articles
This article explains free credit reports, how to obtain them, how to read them and interpret your score, and what to do if your credit report has errors. More
Bouncing Back When Income Drops 5: Paying Creditors and Keeping Your Reputation
Bouncing Back When Income Drops 5: Paying Creditors and Keeping Your Reputation - Articles Articles
This publication explains steps you can take to work with your creditors to protect your financial reputation. It includes advice about prioritizing bills, and examining income and expenses. More
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 3: Checking Financial Resources
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 3: Checking Financial Resources - Articles Articles
This publication explains how the loss of income can help families make positive changes. It can be a new beginning to take control of your financial resources. More
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 1: Making Sense of My Losses
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 1: Making Sense of My Losses - Articles Articles
The first in a series of publications about rebounding from unemployment, this publication helps explain the emotional responses to job loss. More
Using credit cards may seem tempting when you're a college student faced with many expenses. Know the facts and make smart financial decisions.
Credit Cards and College: Know the Facts - Articles Articles
This article offers tips for managing credit cards, and explanations of the terms associated with them: APR, cash advance, credit line, fees, grace period, finance charge, and so forth. More
Gas Leasing Scams:
Gas Leasing Scams: - Articles Articles

Gas Leasing Scams:

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

Understanding who is trying to lease your natural gas rights is important. More
Preparing for Emergencies: A Consumer's Guide
Preparing for Emergencies: A Consumer's Guide - Articles Articles
This article aims to help you prepare your home and family for emergency situations. More
Considerations for Hiring Financial Professionals
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Considerations for Hiring Financial Professionals

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Robin Kuleck, RN, MSEd

Regardless of the type of financial professional you need to hire for your natural gas well, there are some steps to take that will ensure the person you hire is the right person for your need. More
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops: Overview
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Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops: Overview

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Losing your job, being laid off, or having your family income decrease is traumatic. More
My Monthly Spending Plan
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My Monthly Spending Plan

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Rebecca Escott

This article features a spending plan calendar and tips to make your plan work. More
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