Financial security is essential to our quality of life. However, learning how to be financially secure isn’t something usually taught on the job or in school. Some people may think financial education is only for those who can afford it, but ... READ MORE
The Department of Energy designates every October as National Energy Awareness Month, to show the importance of responsible energy consumption. While technologies have changed and evolved since the early 1990s, energy efficiency has remained ... 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
by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo
Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home.
Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE
Thanksgiving is in less than a week! Many of us have noticed the rise in price of groceries and so have our pockets. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together and spend quality time while enjoying delicious food. With the ... READ MORE
A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.What is an emergency fund?
An emergency fund is money set aside for unplanned expenses. ... READ MORE
Monday, February 22nd, starts America Saves Week. This past year has hit a lot of families hard financially, emphasizing the fact that having a healthy amount of money saved is crucial to getting through an emergency. How much should you have ... READ MORE
Trees give us shade to cool off and oxygen to breathe – and they provide Florida cities with $4 billion in benefits a year, collectively, UF/IFAS researchers say.
These include savings in air pollution removal, stormwater runoff and carbon ... READ MORE
Dirt, grease, ketchup, and salsa! Washing clothes for a family of six was a daily task when my four boys were young. Successful budgeting meant that expensive laundry detergents were left on the store shelf. Homemade laundry detergent provided ... READ MORE
Are you having difficulty opening an account with a new bank or credit union because your financial history includes bounced checks, overdrawn funds or your credit score does not meet their requirements?
Opening a new checking account is ... READ MORE