America Saves Week

Where is IFASBOOKS this weekend?

This Saturday, February 25, 2023, the IFAS Extension Bookstore will be pulling double duty, with staff at A Day of Gardening in Jacksonville and at the 2023 Seminole County Gardening Expo in Sanford.

A Day of Gardening is an all-day event featuring several talks intended for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. Topics include “Growing Bananas & Sugarcane in North Florida,” “How to Prune Young Trees,” “Using Non-Native Plants along with Natives to Attract More Butterfly Species,” and more! Registration is required, and tickets are sold out, but if interested you can add your name to a waiting list at the link above in case any spots free up.

The Seminole County Gardening Expo is a free event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes demonstrations, food, and vendors, as well as children’s activities. Registration in advance (at the link above) is not required but will save you a little time at the entrance and enter you in a prize drawing. Bring the family and come say hi at the Bookstore tent!

Seminole County Gardening Expo 2023 Flyer

America Saves Week

February 21–25 is America Saves Week, and the IFAS Extension Bookstore has resources to help you manage your money.

2023 Money Management Calendar

2022/2023 Money Management Calendar cover

The 2022/2023 Money Management Calendar gives you tools to improve the financial wellness of your family and better manage your money, such as budgeting and expense charts to track where your income is going and where it needs to go. Other features that can help you cultivate the habit of good money management include savings tips, strategies for building a spending plan, and goal development. Additionally, a Spanish translation is coming very soon—watch this space for more!


Money Management Record Book

Money Management Record Book cover

This tool is intended to help you organize and keep better financial records for your family. A fill-in format helps you ask the right questions for better financial planning and record keeping. Including 5 pages of planning and instruction, 12 large envelopes for each month to store receipts and financial documents, it’s bound as a single resource for your convenience.


Making It on Your Own Workbook

Making It on Your Own Workbook cover

This curriculum prepares young people to successfully earn their first rental lease in the residential marketplace. It includes modules on searching for a place, maintaining the residence, being a good roommate and neighbor, and more.


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Posted: February 24, 2023

Category: EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Gardening, Money Management, UF/IFAS Bookstore

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