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Peggy Olive is a senior outreach specialist with
University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Programs
UW-Madison Center for Financial Security
Articles by Peggy Olive
Make A List And Check It Twice To Balance Holiday Budgets
Dec. 14, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
As the winter holiday season arrives, many people travel to visit family and friends, give gifts and prepare traditional foods. But the many special occasions can place a strain on budgets.
Finding The Credit Information That Matters
Jan. 3, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Consumers who check their free credit reports for errors may be surprised to see they do not contain credit scores.
Childhood Is A Critical Window For Learning How To Handle Money
Aug. 1, 2016 | 1:20 p.m.
Individuals who have formal financial education perform better on a national financial literacy quiz then those who have had no financial education.
Turning Off The Budget Autopilot To Ease Household Finances
June 21, 2016 | 12:10 p.m.
People who feel their paychecks are not keeping up with everyday expenses may be right — median household income is down for many families across Wisconsin.
Credit Monitoring Is Essential To Financial Security
March 16, 2016 | 11 a.m.
Although many people use "credit report" and "credit score" interchangeably, the two are not the same.