Consumers applying for credit are sometimes surprised to find out the credit score they have been monitoring is different from the credit score the lender uses to evaluate their credit application. This happens because there are many different ... READ MORE
The persistent falsehood – leave a small balance on your credit card every billing cycle to build a credit score – has no basis in fact. The truth - if you leave a balance on your credit card - you accrue interest on both existing and new ... READ MORE
About this series
Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps.
In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE
You might not think it, but March has been a great month for consumers, especially in Florida. Yes, fuel prices are up and inflation is high. There have been a few new developments on the state and national level. These developments are game ... READ MORE
Now that we are squarely into 2022, we can start to look forward to all that the new year will bring us. What we won't look forward to are all the credit card bills the post office will bring us. To help alleviate that holiday debt, let's ... READ MORE
The holidays have passed, and we are back to our normal routines, but some of us are still paying for the holidays. As the bills start to roll in, add up how much you spent. If you put part or all your expenses on credit, you will be paying ... READ MORE
For a lot of us, we don’t intend to leave a debt unpaid. Often, it is a tough decision that has to be made between buying groceries and medicine or paying the credit card payment. At some time or another, many of us end up with an outstanding ... READ MORE
Florida Master Money Mentor training covers basic personal finance topics and teaches you how to empower others to take control of their personal finances.
The online training has nine modules with topics such as financial decision making, ... READ MORE
Free One-on-One Financial Guidance
UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County provides free one-on-one help with basic personal finance topics. We have Florida Master Money Mentors who can help you develop a strategy to reach your financial goals. ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County provides free one-on-one help with basic personal finance. We have Florida Master Money Mentors that can help you develop a strategy to reach your financial goals. Florida Master Money Mentors can provide ... READ MORE