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Category: Money Matters

Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness,… Read More

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today… Read More

Keeping Important Papers and Documents

How to store your important documents.

Keeping Important Papers by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County In 2005, I applied for a United States passport. As part of the application process, I had to provide an original copy of my birth… Read More

Shop Local for a Healthier Environment

Farmers markets are a good way to shop local

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” One of the main components of this is “shop local.” Why? Because by shopping and buying local, you are not only supporting small businesses… Read More

Show Those Leftovers Some Love

Leftovers

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This has many meanings, but one of the most obvious is making food last… Read More

Meal Kits Offer a Convenient Way to Cook Fresh at Home

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County As a single person, I often find it challenging to cook fresh and interesting meals for myself. Sometimes I work long days, and after my nearly hour-long commute… Read More

Free Tax Prep Assistance Available

Photo of sample free tax prep forms

Tax season has officially begun, and the UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free tax prep assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program beginning this month in Wakulla and Franklin Counties. There are five… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Scams and Fraud

Woman holding credit card and bill

Each year in the United States, Americans lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud.  Unfortunately, much of this total belongs to people over 60 years of age. Older Americans are the most targeted group… Read More

Spending Leaks Can Drain Your Budget

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Spending leaks happen every day and they can be easy to overlook.  Over time, however, they add up to large amounts of overspending which lead to a broken… Read More