In this Issue:
  • Summer’s Bounty
  • Keep Your “Cool” This Summer
  • Florida Saves Week: Build Your Savings a Little at a Time
  • Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill
  • What Will Happen to the Family Farm?
  • 2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29 -Tax Returns due April 17, 2018
  • A New Way to Buy Groceries?
  • Holiday Giving
  • What is in Your Pantry?
  • Spend Smarter This Holiday Season
  • Money Management

    Summer’s Bounty

    The pickin’ is plentiful and life is good. Now is the time to take advantage of summer’s bounty. Summer produce is colorful and healthy. It tastes amazing. And right now, it’s everywhere!

    Fruits and Veggies in Season

    Buying summer produce now means you get fruits and vegetables that taste their best.  See

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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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    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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    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:

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    What Will Happen to the Family Farm?

    The question of what happens to the family farm is often riddled with many emotional opinions.  So much so that families may not communicate effectively about their wishes or plans.  Many life events can change the dynamics of a family farm.  Whether marriage, children, divorce, illness, retirement or death, significant events can require a plan …

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    2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29 -Tax Returns due April 17, 2018

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced recently the nation’s tax season begins Monday, January 29, 2018.  The IRS also reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.

    Nevertheless, many software companies and tax professionals accept tax returns before January 29, 2017.  Be aware!  These prepared returns cannot be submitted …

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    A New Way to Buy Groceries?

    Grocery shopping is probably one of my least favorite weekly chores. I have a family of picky eaters and it’s difficult to find healthy meals that please everyone. I can think of a million ways I’d rather spend my time than navigating the aisles of a crowded grocery store and standing in a long check-out …

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    Holiday Giving

    Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

    According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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    What is in Your Pantry?

    With fall around the corner and school starting back, it is time to take inventory of your pantry. You should really dig in and see what is lurking in the dark reaches of your back shelves. This task should be done on a regular basis to help keep foods rotated and use products that are …

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    Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

    It’s that time again – the most wonderful time of the year!  For many of us, though, it can be a time of stress, frustration, and financial uncertainty as we drive ourselves past our limits to try to make everyone happy and everything perfect.

    But it doesn’t have to be that way!

    First of all, …

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