Judy Corbus

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Name: Judy Corbus
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu;http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

Judy Corbus is the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Washington and Holmes Counties.

Latest posts

  1. Keep Your “Cool” This Summer — July 10, 2018
  2. Florida Saves Week: Build Your Savings a Little at a Time — February 27, 2018
  3. Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill — February 3, 2018
  4. The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself — October 10, 2017
  5. Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze — October 10, 2017

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Keep Your “Cool” This Summer

When the temperature is in the 90s and the heat index in the triple digits, you certainly don’t want your air conditioner to conk out!  Follow these simple steps to keep your AC running efficiently and to save money on your electric bill:

Check the filter monthly.  Your air conditioner’s filter catches dust, dirt, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/10/keep-your-cool-this-summer/

Florida Saves Week: Build Your Savings a Little at a Time

It’s tax time, and many of us will be seeing refund checks soon—time to celebrate!

Now, what are you going to do with all that extra cash?

Maybe you have some bills to take care of, and it’s certainly a good idea to get those off your plate. But after that, let’s say you have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/02/27/florida-saves-week-build-your-savings-a-little-at-a-time/

Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill

We have recently gotten a taste of what our neighbors to the north typically experience this time of year – frigid temperatures!  As the mercury plummets, utility bills move in the opposite direction.  Winter is not over yet so follow these easy steps to save money on your electric bill during the next cold snap:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/02/03/winterize-your-home-and-electric-bill/

The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself

The recent security breach at Equifax from mid-May through July 2017 exposed the personal information of 143 million people; this included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers.  You may be wondering, “Am I affected?” and, if so, “What should I do now?”

First, find out if your information was exposed at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/10/the-equifax-data-breach-how-to-protect-yourself/

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze

If you have been affected by the recent Equifax data breach, you may be exploring your options as to what to do next.  All three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian, give you the option of placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your file.  So, what is the difference between …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/10/fraud-alert-vs-credit-freeze/

Clean It Up with Homemade Cleaners

Spring has sprung and this is the perfect time to clean and freshen your house.  But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on cleaning products when you can whip up your own with a few simple, inexpensive ingredients.

The basic ingredient list includes:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/04/05/clean-it-up-with-homemade-cleaners/

De-Clutter Your Financial Life

In spring cleaning mode? If so, now is the perfect time to de-clutter your financial life. Organizing important papers as well as purging unnecessary ones will reduce paper clutter and stress and help you to locate what you need when you need it. Let’s get started!

Store home files as follows:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/15/de-clutter-your-financial-life/

Saving Just $50 of Your Tax Refund Could Mean Winning Big

As W-2 forms and other receipts start rolling in, we’re reminded that tax season is upon us once again. It’s exciting to get back some of your own hard-earned money in the form of a tax refund! Saving a portion of your tax refund can be a big step toward meeting your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/02/10/saving-just-50-of-your-tax-refund-could-mean-winning-big/

Holiday Food Prep FAQs

Have questions about safely preparing your holiday meal? Refer to this quick reference for answers to common questions this time of year:


Q. Approximately how long should you allow for thawing a frozen turkey in the refrigerator?

A. 24 hours per each 4 – 5 pounds of turkey. In it’s original wrapper, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/27/holiday-food-prep-faqs/

Get a “Bang” Out of July 4 Safely

The bright, beautiful colors of a fireworks displays are a sight to behold and the highlight of July 4 celebrations across the country. But, it’s important to be careful when selecting and using fireworks for your family’s celebration. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these consumer safety tips:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/06/26/get-a-bang-out-of-july-4-safely/

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