The FB-BRAG (family business balance, resolve, adaptability, growth) is an easy-to-understand tool that allows users to measure family business functioning from a variety of viewpoints. This is an updated publication More...
Does it matter how you manage your checking account? Should you and your soulmate discuss finances? Should you ask questions before co-signing a loan? Yes, yes, and yes. Three consumer finance researchers discuss step More...
Your financial reputation matters to lenders, landlords and even employers. Knowing how credit works is important, but it's not complicated. In this paper, part of a series, three researchers define credit and explain More...
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An abrupt reduction of income can be traumatic to any family. This publication suggests a number of steps to maintain financial control. It also lists facts and tips to remain calm during a difficult financial situation. More... Free Download
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Effective communication is important for any family. In farm families where work and personal life intersect, poor communication can influence not only how people get along, but how well the farm and family function. Th More...
Management styles for farm-family businesses are changing to involve the entire family in goals and decisions that affect the family and the farm. This publication outlines four steps for involving the entire family when More...
Information about your borrowing behavior is compiled daily. Is the information correct? Two Purdue researchers want to help consumers learn about credit reports and credit scores. What you don't know might cost you m More...