In this Issue:
  • Managing the Holidays without Breaking the Bank
  • Making the Holidays Affordable
  • Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings
  • Smart Strategies for Back to School Savings
  • Budgeting

    Managing the Holidays without Breaking the Bank

    As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.  Let’s begin with Five Steps to Seasonal Savings: Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors- Know your personal stressors—such as family, friends, work, travel, …

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    Making the Holidays Affordable

    This Christmas, save money and enjoy the season by hand-making gifts for your children’s teachers, friends, and your co-workers. We have all received the “awesome” gift of a plaid tie or vanilla candle which is appreciated, but lacks a personal touch. Why not use this opportunity to make a little mess in the kitchen as well …

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    Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings

    For many people, their holiday shopping begins on Black Friday. Cyber Monday, which falls after the Thanksgiving weekend is a great way to order gifts online- especially if you do not like crowds. Many retailers will lure shoppers in on Cyber Monday with free shipping deals. UF IFAS Extension offers some great tips for keeping …

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    Smart Strategies for Back to School Savings

    In many parts of Florida, school starts in less than a week! Depending on where you live, what school your children attend, and what grade they are in, back to school supplies can cost the average family anywhere from $100 to $500! Keeping this in mind, it is time to start thinking about a strategy …

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