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Take Small Steps to Enhance Your Financial Wellbeing 

Financial stability doesn't happen over night. Find blocks of time weekly to read a financial tip of the day, create a budget sheet that fits your household needs, or watch a video on how to manage your credit history and score. Create a digital folder that contains financial tips and stategies you can reference as needed.

Tools to Organize your Finances

Use a Money Management Calendar - inquire about how to receive a FREE Money Management Calendar at 407-254-9220.

If you’d prefer to use an app to organize your finances, give Dollarbird or Mint a try. 

Saving and Tracking Tips

When saving for multiple goals, the envelope method is an excellent way of keeping all the monies separate for their intended uses. Simply mark each envelope with a stated goal and contribute regularly to each until the goal amount is met.

For a fun, informative way to teach your children the importance of earning, budgeting and saving money, tune in and watch Sammie Learns to Earn  

Check out these additional strategies to develop good financial habits. 

Browse the following sites for more financial tips:

Coping with a Money Crunch

Improving Savings, Health, and Happiness by Modifying How the Family Operates the Home

COVID-19 Resources for Orange County Residents

Hurricane Preparedness

  • Create a Plan
  • Prepare a Kit
  • Protect Your Home
For more information on how to do this:

Jenny Aviles Rodriguez
Extension Faculty
Family and Consumber Sciences
E-mail: House, Home Environment and Money Management

Shireen Campbell Riley
Administrative Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences
E-mail : Shireen Campbell Riley

Special Edition Newsletter - Florida Saves


Current and Upcoming Classes

Family & Consumer Sciences Classes

UF/IFAS Education Links
Sustainable Living: Families and Consumers
House & Home
Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Living Green
EDIS: Publications

Other House and Home Education Links

Energy Star ®
Energy Star CSREES
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse
Healthy Indoor Air for America’s Homes
Home Energy Savings Guidance
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The Center for Universal Design
The Soap and Detergent Association

Featured House and Home Publications

How to Close Your Home
Midlife Clutter
Moisture, Mold and Mildew
Renter Power: Keeping It Clean Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Mold Remediation in Schools and Commerical Buildings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?

General Money Management Resources


Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Family Album Radio

UF/IFAS Publications

New Credit Rules on the Horizon
Money Management Newsletter

State & Federal Agencies

Consumer Action Website--FCIC
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
The Federal Reserve Board Consumer Information
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Florida Department of Financial Services
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Education and Literacy Commission
Office of Community Services--U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Other University Sites

Money and Investing--Rutgers University
Money Management--Iowa State University

Organizations & Associations

Consumer Federation of America
National Consumer Organizations--FCIC

Other Sites & Publications

Choose to Save
National Endowment for Financial Education
USAA Educational Foundation


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