Category: Money Matters

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

Make Saving a Lifelong Habit

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Make%20saving%20a%20habit.m4a According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low… Read More

Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness, self-protection from fraud,… Read More

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More