Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) December 16, 2008
Americans are becoming increasingly concerned with losing their retirement funds, investments, jobs, and even the roof over their heads. According to the American Psychological Association’s 2007 Stress in America survey, money and work are two of the top sources of stress for almost 75 percent of Americans. As talk about the rising consumer debt, falling housing prices and the rising costs of living increases people need answers to questions about how to handle personal finances during these tough times.
As a result, eXtension.org, an innovative, university research-based website launched in February, recently added a new element that offers free, easy-access to information from financial experts at universities around the country. These experts address questions facing American families during the current economic distress and encourage consumers to be proactive in their financial situations.
Not only do eXtension’s financial experts provide consumers with tools to help them cope with stress, practice positive spending habits, manage their debt and stretch their dollar, but they also are available to answer specific consumer questions. With an easy-to-follow form, Web site viewers can identify a specific category within personal finance, ask their question and expect to quickly receive an answer from an industry expert. Likewise, viewers can post comments about articles and resources on the web site, as well as rate the posting they read.
In addition to answering questions, eXtension.org experts provide nearly 30 different articles on everything from “adult children moving home” to “deciding which bills to pay first” to “living on your income”. These resources provide creative suggestions for inexpensive social activities for individuals and families or on ways to stretch your dollar at the grocery store such as: