De-Stress Your Holidays with these Smart Spending Tips

It’s the Holiday Season! The holidays are once again upon us. And that means holiday spending!  For many people, it can be a time of stress, frustration, and financial uncertainty as they drive themselves past their limits to… Read More

Extension Service Supporting Operation Paperback

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences What Is Operation Paperback? The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program is proud to announce its support for “Operation Paperback,” a nonprofit organization that… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Saint or Sinner?

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences I was recently asked about whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a “good” or “bad” ingredient. The simple answer is that it is not that simple…. Read More

Choosing the best credit card

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Make the Right Choice With the holidays fast approaching, it may be tempting to apply for another credit card or two in order to have a little… Read More

After the storm, recovery begins

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences A Storm of Historic Proportions Hurricane Michael was a storm of historic proportions, slamming into the Florida Panhandle and wreaking havoc on millions of people across the… Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in April, I wrote about the importance of keeping personal papers and financial documents secure. I would like to revisit that topic, with particular emphasis on… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear… Read More