Category: Money Matters

Sending Money Overseas

Sending Money Overseas A money transfer or sending money overseas is the same thing as wiring money; the terms are used interchangeably.  These terms are most commonly used to refer to sending money to friends and relatives outside… Read More

Romance Scams: Exploring the Creepy Cupids Trolling the Internet

Romance Scams Valentine’s Day is intended for matters of the romantic heart rather than heartache over being financially duped, but such is not always the case.  The FBI reports that in 2017 alone, well-intended and/or love-struck individuals were… Read More

The Earned Income Tax Credit

For 2018, individuals and families have a shot of a tax credit ranging from $519 – $6,431. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was established to offset the burden of Social Security taxes by reducing or eliminating the… Read More

Make SMARTer Resolutions This Year

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

Achieve Your 2019 Financial Goals with Free Financial Guidance

Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one financial education on basic personal finance topics from University of Florida Master Money Mentor volunteers. Mentors can meet at a time and community location that fits an individual’s needs. Residents who… Read More