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
What will happen to your family if you:
Lose your job?
Have an emergency?
Most of us are very good at planning for our future, but we often don’t think about the “what if’s?” We prepare for the future we think of, but then ... READ MORE
Now that most of us have settled into this “new normal” of working from home, social distancing, and adjusted to the inconveniences of social distancing, we realize we miss our gym and workout times. Many of us have worked very hard to regain ... READ MORE
So you’re having to work from home, and the kids are out of school, all because of the current health situation. Along with these distractions from a social standpoint, don’t forget that your spending habits may very well be different during ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
To become financially comfortable is not an impossible goal. Through a common sense approach, you can achieve this by working at it systematically. Imagine five buckets hanging in stair step fashion, each below and a little to the right of the ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS and Eckerd CONNECTS Workforce Division has partnered to pilot the Making It On Your Own curriculum, developed by Dr. Randy Cantrell, Scott Taylor, Shelby Ball, LuAnn Duncan, Jana Griffin, Dr. Brenda Williams, Melanie Thomas, and Charna ... READ MORE
Emergency savings can help cover expenses
Building an emergency savings fund is a difficult but necessary task for many families. Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important distinction between those who manage to stay afloat ... READ MORE