Budget & Finance

Financially Dealing with Drought: When Your Income Drops, Take Control

No amount of money or planning can guarantee that your family will not go through a disaster at some point. Disaster comes in many forms and can vary in the severity of its effect on your family. Disaster can strike…

Debt Management for Farmers In Times of Drought

Auburn, Alabama — As severe drought continues in Alabama, many farmers  feel added stress and anxiety about their financial future. “Learning positive money management techniques can help farmers and their families adapt to tough economic times,” says Rick Zapata, a regional…

Financially Dealing with Drought: Deciding Which Bills to Pay First

The severe drought in Alabama has farmers not only worrying about their crops and livestock, but also their family finances. When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you…

Financially Dealing with Drought: Getting Out of Debt

  Auburn, Alabama — While the current drought has admittedly affected people differently, one important task for farmers is getting out of debt. Theresa Jones, a regional Extension agent in Family Resource Management & Workforce Development offers some debt reduction…

Stress Eating Associated with Troubled Financial Times

In times of a troubled economy or personal finances associated with a natural disaster such as drought, stress becomes a major factor in many people’s lives. Stress, in turn, can lead to stress eating. Stress eating means eating whatever you want, and…