Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

America Saves Partner Update

New Downloadable One-Pagers America Saves, along with Tennessee Saves, Utah Saves, and Virginia Saves, created downloadable one-pagers and posters to use at events and VITA sites. All of the resources are editable and you can even add your… Read More

The Importance of Saving

Courtesy of America Saves & Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences WHY IS SAVING SO IMPORTANT? It is important for all Americans to have savings. Having a savings account allows people to pay for… Read More

What’s Your Score?

WHAT IS A CREDIT REPORT AND SCORE? A credit score is a three‐digit number that measures how likely you are to repay a loan on time. It uses information from your credit report to predict the risk of… Read More

Pink Slime: University of Florida’s Dr. Carr Responds

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, Agent II There has been so much publicity lately about pink slime and its use by manufacturers in hamburger. Dr. Chad Carr, Assistant Professor in Animal Science… Read More

Coping with a Money Crunch

Consumer choice is a fundamental problem for all human beings. It is also a complex problem because there are many new products, services, and ways of doing things being developed all the time. It’s even more difficult to… Read More

Charge It?!

Credit Management When you hear people say “charge it,” “finance it,” “buy on time,” or “use a payment plan,” it is the same as “using credit.” Credit means buying something or getting cash now and paying later. When… Read More

Financial Security Webinar

AARP’s Financial Security Team will hold a webinar for couples, just a few days shy of Valentine’s Day! The webinar, Social Security and Couples, will provide information on Social Security benefits, how benefits may differ depending on whether… Read More

Is it time to ban the can? What is BPA?

By Shelley Swenson Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Is it time to Ban the Can? What is BPA and should I avoid it? Where is the research to support this concern?  Has it been suggested to you through your reading… Read More