48 episodes

Get the facts for success as Grown Up U helps young adults tackle their "Adulting" To Do lists through listening to our life skills shared by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Stay tuned as we cover everything from starting college or a new job to budgeting and getting along with roommates and co-workers to time management – and we will touch all topics in between! You can think of our Family and Consumer Sciences agents as your go-to-advice aunts, who can steer you in the right direction with great guidance for living an independent and satisfying life on your own!The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Get the facts for success as Grown Up U helps young adults tackle their "Adulting" To Do lists through listening to our life skills shared by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Stay tuned as we cover everything from starting college or a new job to budgeting and getting along with roommates and co-workers to time management – and we will touch all topics in between! You can think of our Family and Consumer Sciences agents as your go-to-advice aunts, who can steer you in the right direction with great guidance for living an independent and satisfying life on your own!The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    My First Real Job and They Already Want Me to Retire! Part 2

    My First Real Job and They Already Want Me to Retire! Part 2

    When is the right time to think about retirement? Expert advice says, when you are young. It's never too soon to start investing in your future!  
     Our host, Alison Crane - Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Garland County will ask her guest, Dr. Laura Hendrix, University of Arkansas Associate Professor - Personal Finance & Consumer Economics and an accredited financial counselor, questions about how to invest and when dabbling in the stock market is beneficial. Dr. Hendrix has some good advice on finding reliable information to help take some of the worry out of investing in Part 2 of My First Real Job and They Already Want Me to Retire!

    • 15 min
    My First Real Job and They Already Want Me to Retire! Part 1

    My First Real Job and They Already Want Me to Retire! Part 1

    Filling out all of the paperwork for your first real job can be intimidating, especially when you have to make all of the decisions about your benefits and retirement plan. 
    Never Fear! Our Grown Up U podcast is here to take the guess work out by explaining the types of retirement and investments that could be offered plus providing some commonsense advice on saving your money for retirement and for emergencies. Listen as our host, Alison Crane - Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Garland County interviews her guest, Dr. Laura Hendrix, University of Arkansas Associate Professor - Personal Finance & Consumer Economics and accredited financial counselor, to define financial terminology and take some of the guesswork out of filling out benefits forms. 

    • 15 min
    Needs Vs Wants - Setting Priorities

    Needs Vs Wants - Setting Priorities

    When it comes to spending money, there are five facts that cannot be ignored. Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, and Dot Hart, Arkansas Extension Homemakers Cares – Mental Health and Well-Being Chairman and National Volunteer Outreach Network Vice-President for 9 states, share those important facts that every consumer needs to know and offer some wise tips for making money decisions based on the “Buyerarchy of Needs.” 

    • 10 min
    Do I Need a Vitamin?

    Do I Need a Vitamin?

    The supplement section in a store almost always takes up a full aisle. That means it's important to take vitamins, right? 
    Listen to Garland County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Alison Crane, as she visits with Dr. Jamie Baum, Associate Professor for Food Science at the University of Arkansas and Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at UADA, to find out the facts about multivitamins and whether or not they are actually beneficial. You might be surprised by what you hear.

    • 23 min
    Tis the Season: Eating Healthy and Safe!

    Tis the Season: Eating Healthy and Safe!

    Is it possible to eat healthy during the holidays and still enjoy all of the parties and family gatherings? Julie Goings, Phillips County - Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, has some easy-to-follow tips for how make healthy food choices at holiday gatherings and still enjoy some cake. Plus, Julie has some food safety steps that can keep your holiday dishes safe as well as tasty.

    • 4 min
    How to Follow a Recipe and Tips for Measuring

    How to Follow a Recipe and Tips for Measuring

    Have you ever tried to cook something, and it just didn't turn out like you hoped?  Learn what it means to follow a recipe and how to properly measure ingredients using the correct measuring tool. Valerie Turner, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Monroe County, shares tips to help your meals turn out like a pro.

    • 10 min

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These episodes are short (which is great!) and they are packed with expert advise for finances, college, job-seeking and more. I learned how to navigate the complicated world of car buying, too! Great podcast, I highly recommend it.

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