Financial Management

Make Your Tax Refund Work for You

It’s easy for us to think of this year’s tax refund as free money coming to us courtesy of Uncle Sam. However, the truth of the matter is that the check you receive is a return of your own hard earned money. And since you’re going to get your own money back, why not use …

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America Saves Online Challenge ~ $250 in 5 Weeks!

Challenge Yourself to Take the 5 Week Money Challenge! Save $250 in Five Weeks! The America Saves Five-Week Money Challenge    Week #                 Savings Deposit           Total Saved* Week 1 $25   (7 days @ $3.57)            $   25 Week 2 $35   (7 days @ $5.00)            $   60 Week 3 $50   (7 days @ $7.14)            $ …

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~5 Tips for Savings for College~

Is College Still a Good Investment? You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment. But It’s Not …

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7 Ways to Automate Your $avings

7 Ways to Automate Your Savings Anybody who has ditched plans to eat a salad to scarf down a plate of nachos instead can tell you that even though we humans usually know what’s best for us, it’s sometimes difficult to actually do the right thing. This is especially true when it comes to saving …

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Combining Financial Action & Education to Help You Reach Your Goals

Money Smart Week ~ April 5-12 During America Saves Week, over 1,300 organizations around the country encouraged individuals to take control of their financial futures by taking financial action.  America Saves Week may be over but your journey to becoming a successful saver is just beginning.  America Saves and Money Smart Week are teaming up …

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Track Your Habits

Track Your Habits ~ America Saves Financial Challenge Are you gearing up for the 2014 America Saves Financial Challenge that starts February 23? Want an easy way to keep track of your daily financial actions? For easy tracking click: America Saves Challenge Tracking Form 2014 Be sure to log your financial actions online weekly. More …

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Motivation for Resolutions~Take the Challenge

Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Provides Motivation for Resolutions January 25 – February 21, 2014 Got New Year’s Resolutions to improve your health and/or personal finances?  For example, losing weight, increased physical activity, reducing debt, or saving money? Cooperative Extension’s Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program has two free resources to motivate Americans to …

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Make $ in 2014

Want to make $1,378 in 2014? Pay yourself first! Whether you are starting an emergency fund or just want to set aside some money for vacations be sure you make paying yourself a priority. Click the 52 Week Money Challenge for more informaion. For additional information on creating a financial action plan visit: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy373 Start TODAY!  

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~Spend Less & Save More this Holiday Season~

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011 where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  …

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~America Saves Challenge~

America Saves Challenge Tracking Form America Saves Challenge Flyer 2013 Setting a goal is the first step in taking charge of your finances.  But how do you stay on track to meet that goal?  The America Saves Challenge can help! As part of America Saves Week (February 25-March 2, 2013), a time set aside annually …

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