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
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
Improving your credit score take time but it is not hard to do. Here are the steps you can take to get a better score.
1. Figure out where you stand
Before you begin do-it-yourself credit repair, you’ll want to get copies of your full ... 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
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