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As a whole, Wisconsin residents have higher levels of financial literacy, improving levels of financial capability and, at least in some areas, better financial behaviors, compared to the rest of the U.S. However, it also appears people in the state may not be aware of their own knowledge.
Fermentation — the process by which microorganisms metabolize sugar into alcohol and other byproducts — has been an important part of the human diet for thousands of years. But the art and science of this practice is undergoing a bit of a renaissance.
Healthy landscape plants need care and maintenance, especially when summer rainfall is inadequate.
It's the time of year to celebrate the luscious flavors of Wisconsin summers — cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini and more. Farmers' markets are a great place to obtain affordable, seasonal and healthy produce, but not all Wisconsinites have the ability to purchase these fresh foods.
Financial literacy researchers have no shortage of recommendations on how people should handle their money, how families can learn more about their finances, and how a crisis can encourage new ways of thinking about these issues.
The last time University of Wisconsin System schools raised tuition was in 2012. They won't raise it again until after 2019, if the state legislature backs Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to extend a tuition freeze enacted four years ago.
As the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources noted in its 2015 annual report about municipal water utilities, coliform bacteria are found in systems across the state. In fact, water samples testing positive for these bacteria outnumbered those showing higher-than-permitted levels of other contaminants.
On July 29, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released its 2015 report on the state's public drinking water utilities, detailing information about costs, contaminants and infrastructure status.
When people in Wisconsin think of the dangers that farmworkers face, they might envision extreme heat malfunctioning machinery, or even unruly livestock. But they might be unaware of another serious threat: Hearing loss.
Individuals who have formal financial education perform better on a national financial literacy quiz then those who have had no financial education.