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After disasters sweep through an area, an unfortunate reality usually follows: fraudulent offers of funding and/or services to those regaining their bearings in ... READ MORE
Grandparents Day has to be the best holiday ever. It is our day to celebrate the generations before us that helped make us who we are. It is even more special for me now because I am in the generation being celebrated. Thinking about grandparents, ... READ MORE
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The ripple effects of the yearslong COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, and school supplies are not exempt.
With stores stocking up on school supplies that cost more than last year, finding ... 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
Some of today’s most pressing issues in society include the prevalence of chronic diseases, food, and financial insecurities. (The UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, 2013). Addressing these challenges, UF/IFAS Extension Central District Family and ... READ MORE
No one exists in a bubble and recent world events are making that statement oh so clear. Our American economy is impacted by the steps our leaders are taking to encourage a peaceful end to the strife in eastern Europe. With household prices ... READ MORE
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