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Do you or a young person in your life need a little help with learning how to "adult"? Have you ever asked yourself "Why didn't anyone teach me this in school?"

Our agents are here to help! They're talking finance, college, jobs, professionalism, and more in our new Grown Up U: Facts for Success podcast!

Join Arkansas Extension Family and Consumer Science agents as they talk us through the latest in research-based advice suitable to all of us who never learned critical information about topics such as banking, time management, hiring (and more).

Not all life skills need to be learned first hand. Sit back, relax, and listen to our experts in their weekly podcast available on Buzzsprout.

Podcasts will be posted every Wednesday!

Podcast Episodes

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Part 1: Lost Keys

"Where, oh, where has my little _____ gone? Oh, where could it be?" Before this is you, singing this sad song, you might need a little talk about the costs involved in losing your stuff and in case, you have already lost something we'll give you some great advice for how to replace it. Join Amy Monk, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, and her son, Will, as they discuss the surprising costs of losing your keys and how to keep up with them in the future.

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Part 2: Lost Wallet

There is a sickening feeling that accompanies the realization that you have lost your wallet or purse. In Part 2 of The Cost of Losing Your Stuff, Amy Monk, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, and her son, Will, discuss what to do if you lose your wallet and how to replace your important cards and documents.

Do you have hopes and dreams that you want to achieve? Making those goals a reality starts with time management. Join FCS agents, Casey Ford and Charla Hammonds, as they share winning strategies for using your time in a way that aligns with your goals. We guarantee it will be a good use of your time!

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Got stress? Today's podcast by Mary Ann Kizer, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Jefferson County, shares resources for managing stress. Join Mary Ann and her guest, Dot Hart,  as they talk about ways to overcome stress from our Extension handout, Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings. After listening to our podcast, visit our website to download a copy of the handout to learn more ways to handle stress at Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings (uada.edu)

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Woohoo! You've just received a refund check from your student financial aid! Before you go on a spending spree, there are a few thing that you need to consider. On today's episode of Grown Up U, Alison Crane, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, will talk about the educational and living expenses that your refund is meant to cover and how to budget it wisely so that you can actually afford to stay in school. 

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It can be challenging to try to navigate interpersonal interactions - especially if you find yourself in a new place or tend to be shy or socially awkward.  Join Alison Crane and her guest, Conner Shipman, as they discuss the physical and verbal clues that happen during  conversations or social interactions. Learn tips for how to improve your ability to read social cues and ways to become more comfortable in social settings, both personal and professional. 

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Managing relationships isn’t just about family and friends. You spend most of your day with co-workers or even live with college roommates. Cultivating these relationships from the start in a positive way means you are on the fast track to personal and professional success. Today’s podcast presented by agents, Rachel Chaney and Pamela Luker, will be the emotionally intelligent guide you need for building the basis of healthy habits in the workplace and dorm room.  

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So, you are going to move into your first apartment or house and you need to signup for utilities but aren't sure how to get started. Join FCS agent, Amy Monk, and her son Will as they discuss what Will needs to do to have the  power, internet, etc. turned on in his new apartment.

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Moving into a new place creates a long To Do list. Today, we are going to look at five things that need to be done after you have moved whether you have left home for college or moved out on your own for the first time. Listen as Alison Crane, FCS agent in Garland County, Arkansas visits her recently graduated daughter, Anna Crane. As they share some of the things that will help you get established after you have moved to a new place.

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Are you nervous about starting college or starting your first “real world” job? If so, start  listening to Family and Consumer Sciences Agents, Pamela Luker and Rachel Chaney, as they share some tips to make the transition from high school to college or to your first job a little easier.  (By the way, we're a little nervous about starting up our podcast series, so we can totally relate!)

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Podcast Episode Schedule for 2021

Release Date Episode Title
Oct 27 Tips for Finding Scholarships
Nov 3 It's Not All About the Grades - How Volunteering & Leadership Affect Scholarships
Nov 10 Planning Your Holiday Budget
Nov 17 It's Your Money - Bank It!
Nov 24 Basic Budgeting - Getting Started
Dec 1 Paying Bills - A Monthly Process
Dec 8 Buying a Car
Dec 15 You've Got the Car, Now the Insurance
Dec 22 Rent vs Buying

Dec 29

Shopping for a Credit Card

 

 

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