In my last blog, I discussed the two most common types of fraud: imposter scams and online shopping scams. There are a variety of imposter scams, but they all have one thing in common: a scammer pretending to be someone you trust so they can ... READ MORE
In the United States, scams and fraud are big business. Each year the number of consumer fraud reports and the dollars lost are rising. In fact, the FTC received a total of 4.8 million consumer fraud and identity theft complaints in 2020. A ... READ MORE
During our lifetime we make a lot of financial decisions from where we live to how we dress to what we will have for dinner. Our values and goals often influence these decisions and could help us or hurt us financially. Lets talk about how you ... READ MORE
Expecting a baby can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It can also be expensive, are you prepared for the costs? It's important to take time now to think about and plan for how your financial life will change once your baby arrives. ... READ MORE
Most people don't know or care about their credit score until they need to make a large purchase and apply for financing. But, did you know that a good credit score can save you money through lower insurance premiums and lower interest rates?
If ... READ MORE
Recently, my son learned he was a victim of identity theft. At only 20 years old he wasn't sure what steps he should take to recover, that's when he asked for some help.
Identity theft is a growing problem, with more than 600,000 people filing ... READ MORE
Are you struggling to pay your mortgage because of the coronavirus pandemic? Read on for information on what to do and options for relief.
First, assess your situation
Pay your mortgage, if you can.
Mortgage servicers are overwhelmed with ... READ MORE
Over the last week several of my friends and family members have been laid off of work due to COVID-19. While no one wants to experience a loss of income, there are several things you can do to help protect yourself and your family financially.
What ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
When you have a poor credit score it can make simple things like renting an apartment difficult. So when you see an advertisement for a way to start over with a new credit history you may think it is the answer you have been searching for, until ... READ MORE