Money Matters

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/

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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/06/19/retirement-webinar/

Savings tips straight to your phone!

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We know that saving money isn’t always top of mind. That’s why Okaloosa Saves , along with America Saves campaign, is launching a new text message service to keep you motivated to save as part of Financial Literacy Month. Now, when you take the SAVES PLEDGE you can choose to receive text message tips and …

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Can You Afford It?

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Have you ever been in this situation? You are with friends and they suggest going somewhere for dinner. Your finances are tight and you really can’t afford to eat out at the pricey place suggested. What would you do? 1. Admit you don’t have the funds and say, “I really can’t afford it.” 2. Keep …

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Teaching Children to Save

Teaching young people the value of savings and managing money is an important life skill. We hope you will join us in our efforts to spread the savings message, “Start Small, Think Big.” The annual Okaloosa Saves “Teaching Children to Save” project will be held April 22-July 31 2013. Since 2004, youth have deposited $221,119.12 …

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Sequestration….Facing Reduced Income

Reduced Income ResourcesThere’s a lot of talk about sequestration these days! Are you prepared for furlough days? Whether or not this occurs, now is a great time to assess your financial health! What is your income? What about debts and living expenses? How much are you currently spending? Do you have an emergency savings? What …

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