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
What's True and What's False About a Credit Score?
First, let's define what a credit score is. A credit score is a number that depicts your credit worthiness. It tells a lender how you behave with credit and how likely it is they will be ... 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
Understanding the basics of life insurance is ultimately a tool for financial stability. Life insurance is not something you buy for yourself. You buy it for those who may be impacted financially when you die. Depending on the type of life ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension and St. Lucie County Community Services staff want to help Treasure Coast residents improve their credit scores.
Why Does A Credit Score Matter?
A credit score is a number that lenders use to determine credit ... READ MORE