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Category: Money Matters

The Living On My Own Financial Education Program Comes to Wakulla on August 2!

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What is Living On My Own? Living On My Own (LOMO) is a hands-on, real-life simulation.  In this activity,  youth experience their futures in a fun and exciting way. During the program, participants learn how to make healthy… Read More

Borrowing for College? Read This First!

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Interest Rates Have Dropped Interest rates in federal student loans are decreasing an average of 0.5 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year. This may not sound like… Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

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Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Checking Your Annual Credit Report

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the best resources available for checking credit history is the credit report.  A credit report is a summary of a consumer’s financial history composed of… Read More

Make SMARTer Resolutions This Year

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of implementing a few changes in our lives. We resolve to lose weight, eat healthier,… Read More