Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer training covers basic personal finance topics and teaches you how to empower others to take control of their personal finances.
The online training has 9 modules with topics such as financial decision ... 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
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
Hillsborough County Extension is hosting the following event.
UF IFAS FCS Nutrition & Finance Hump Day Kahoot Challenge
When: May 20, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT
Join us LIVE for a nutrition and personal finance-fun facts competition ... 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
Owning a home is a goal many have. But are you truly ready for the responsibility that comes with home ownership?
Are you ready?
First, let's talk about your income. Do you have two years of steady regular income and employment? Lenders require ... READ MORE
Recently a client contacted me because their wages were being garnished and they weren't sure why. After some digging it appears the garnishment should not have happened, but how can wages just be garnished?
What is Garnishment
Garnishment ... READ MORE
If you're like me, the idea of shopping for a car might make you feel a little nauseous. For many years I hated car shopping. I always felt clueless during the entire process. Until I learned that educating myself on the process gave me power. ... READ MORE