Category: Money Matters

Borrowing for College? Read This First!

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Interest Rates Have Dropped Interest rates in federal student loans are decreasing an average of 0.5 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year. This may not sound like… Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

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Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Checking Your Annual Credit Report

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the best resources available for checking credit history is the credit report.  A credit report is a summary of a consumer’s financial history composed of… Read More

Make SMARTer Resolutions This Year

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of implementing a few changes in our lives. We resolve to lose weight, eat healthier,… Read More

De-Stress Your Holidays with these Smart Spending Tips

It’s the Holiday Season! The holidays are once again upon us. And that means holiday spending!  For many people, it can be a time of stress, frustration, and financial uncertainty as they drive themselves past their limits to… Read More

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) For Bay County

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  DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (D-SNAP) FOR BAY COUNTY WED., 10/31 – SUN., 11/04 Bay High School 1200 Harrison Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM Parking Onsite – Services For The Elderly, Disabled… Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in April, I wrote about the importance of keeping personal papers and financial documents secure. I would like to revisit that topic, with particular emphasis on… Read More

Shopping Safely Online

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in June, I wrote about a variety of tips that can help consumers stay safe online. This month, I want to revisit that topic again, with… Read More