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Feb 15, 2021

According to the U.S. Financial Capability Survey, about 52% of Kansans have a rainy day fund that could cover expenses for three months. However, that leaves a lot of Kansans who need to set up an emergency fund or increase their existing fund. K-State Research and Extension resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) says America Saves Week, February 22nd through the 26th, is an opportunity for everyone to do a “gut-check” on their finances and make a plan to achieve better financial stability. This includes daily themes on ways to save. She discusses the five themes, with an emphasis on the importance of saving automatically and saving for the unexpected.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.