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. The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself — October 10, 2017
  2. Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze — October 10, 2017
  3. Clean It Up with Homemade Cleaners — April 5, 2016
  4. De-Clutter Your Financial Life — March 15, 2016
  5. Saving Just $50 of Your Tax Refund Could Mean Winning Big — February 10, 2016

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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/

Plan Ahead for “Pomp and Circumstance”

Do you have a high school senior in your life in the near or not-so-near future? If so, it’s never too early to begin planning and preparing for the expenses associated with senior year. For starters, here are some typical expenses:

  • Class ring – While this may be purchased during the sophomore or junior …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/02/14/plan-ahead-for-pomp-and-circumstance/

Clean Out Your Fridge for the Holidays

Do you have food containers growing green fuzzies in the back of your refrigerator? It’s easy for leftovers and other food items to overstay their welcome in the fridge, creating a food safety hazard as well as unnecessary clutter. With Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season just around the corner, now is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/11/21/clean-out-your-fridge-for-the-holidays/

Quench Your Thirst to Beat the Heat

“Whew, I’m thirsty!” As temperatures rise, you may be saying that more frequently and for good reason.  Better than one-half of our body weight is water and we lose water daily in sweat, urine, and feces.  Water converts food into energy, regulates our body temperature, protects and cushions vital organs, and promotes regular bowel …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/06/27/quench-your-thirst-to-beat-the-heat/

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