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Lincoln, Ne & the nation's land-grant universities, including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have gathered myriad resources on-line to help Americans deal with the financial crisis.
The site is available through eXtension.org, via a link at www.extension.unl.edu (http://www.extension.unl.edu/).
Elbert Dickey, dean and director of UNL Extension, said the site is an excellent example of what eXtension does best.
"UNL Extension and our counterparts across the country created eXtension for just this purpose to get the 'best of the best' research-based, unbiased information from all over the U.S. into the hands of Americans who need it," Dickey said. "All Americans are struggling with the economic downturn, and this new site provides expertise in a variety of areas."
Dickey said UNL Extension plans early next year to roll out more information to help Nebraskans deal with the economy.
Not only do eXtension's 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 any of these five categories, 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 a number of different articles on everything from "Surviving Economic Downturns" to "Becoming Financially Secure in Tough Times" to "Cost Saving Tips for Equine Operations."