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Florida Saves Week 2017, February 27 – March 4, 2017

Nationally, America Saves Week is an annual opportunity to promote good personal savings behavior!

More locally, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is collaborating with America Saves in a campaign to help Floridians build wealth, not debt! The Florida Saves, (floridasaves.org) statewide initiative has been officially endorsed …

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Financial Fasting Finale

I did it! Or should I say, I didn’t do it! Or more realistically, I almost didn’t do it! What? Spend money in the month of September. Some of you may remember my wallet really needed a break, so I set a goal to spend no money in the month of September unless absolutely …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/28/financial-fasting-finale/

September Sans Spending

The month of August has been a financially painful time for me. I blame this on the fact that my only child has just begun her first year at college. Lots (and I mean a whole lot) of spending happened in preparation for this auspicious endeavor.

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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/

America Saves Week ~ Online Challenge

America Saves Week 2015 ~ February 23 – February 28

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and for individuals to assess their own savings status. Typically, …

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Do You Know Your Numbers?

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When you go to the doctor for a physical your health care provider probably routinely records four important numbers as a base line indicator of your health. Your vital signs consist of your blood pressure, breaths per minute, pulse and temperature. There are important numbers when it comes to your financial health as well: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/11/22/do-you-know-your-numbers/

Life Happens: Emergency Funds Allow You to Adapt

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Are you “liquid asset poor?”  If a household experiences an unexpected financial strain, such as a job loss, illness, or other large expense, and does not have enough liquid assets to cover basic expenses for three months, they are considered liquid asset poor.  Liquid assets consist of money held in checking or savings …

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