Family & Consumer Sciences

Maximum Vacation for Minimum Dollars

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Are you ready for a vacation? Can you afford to go anywhere this year? Join us Tuesday, March 18th for a free webinar to discover ways to save on vacations and still have a great time!  You’ll get tips on planning a great vacation, as well as ideas on finding deals on hotels, cruises and …

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Take the Financial Challenge!

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How are Your Money Habits? 2014 America Saves Financial Challenge Begins By this time of year, many people find that their New Year’s resolutions and plan have not worked! If you were attempting to make some financial changes, there is great news! It is not too late to develop positive financial habits. The America Saves …

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Join the Financial Challenge

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How are Your Money Habits? 2014 America Saves Financial Challenge Begins February 23 By this time of year, many people find that their New Year’s resolutions and plan have not worked! If you were attempting to make some financial changes, there is great news! It is not too late to develop positive financial habits. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/02/17/join-the-financial-challenge/

Avoid Homework Hassles

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Some children dread the thought of doing homework. They may leave an assignment for the last minute or refuse to do it all together. Many parents handle this by trying to force their children to do their homework. However, getting into a power struggle with your child is not effective. By having clear rules and …

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Women & Money: Unique Issues

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UF/IFAS Extension Offices in Okaloosa, Walton & Santa Rosa counties are offering a Women and Money: Unique Issues educational series. At some point in their life, women are likely to be solely responsible for financial decision making. This series is designed to provide women with information and encouragement about being financially successful. No matter where …

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Teaching Children to Save Winners

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We are pleased to recognize the winners of the 2013 “Teaching Children to Save” project sponsored by Okaloosa Saves Coalition and UF/Okaloosa County Extension. This is one of many programs coordinated by the University of Florida/Okaloosa County Extension Office. For “Teaching Children to Save,” parents and grandparents were encouraged to talk with their children about …

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Family Nutrition Program

Great news! We will be hiring two Family Nutrition Program Assistants! These grant funded positions will begin Oct. 1. Deadline to apply is August 31. One full time and one part time! If you are interested (or know someone) applications are accepted on-line at http://hr.ifas.ufl.edu/jobs.shtml

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Reverse Mortgages Aug. 15

Our popular webinar series continues this month with the focus on Reverse Mortgages. How do they work? Who is eligible? What are the costs? What types of loans are available? These questions and more will be answered during the lunchtime webinar. Just register, log on and learn/enjoy. No cost, no travel! Webinar will be August …

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Be a Smart picknicker

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It’s time for all the fun things that summer brings, like picnics, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings. As things heat up outside don’t forget the basic rules of food safety. Stay out of the temperature “danger zone” by keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold to reduce your risk for foodborne illness. To learn more …

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Retirement Webinar

Are you saving enough for retirement? Do you know how much you need to save? Confused about different retirement accounts? Want information from a source you can trust? Learn the answers and more by participating in the Building Your Finances for Retirement webinar for UF/IFAS Extension Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 to 12:30 PM CT …

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