Financial Matters

Holiday Leftovers 101

Many families prepare a turkey (or chicken) each Thanksgiving, yet fail to plan to utilize the leftovers. Planning appropriately can help you extend your food dollar, decrease some cooking time, and decrease the stress of feeding those guests.  Adding an extra pound or two when purchasing your bird can make such a difference. …

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The Art of Gifting

The holidays are fast approaching! Pause long enough to avoid the pitfalls of overspending! Budgets are always tight during holidays. Gifts are not about the cost, rather a display of the true relationship of the people involved.

Gift giving at its finest, is a true art form. I have a dear friend …

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Home Appliance Extended Warranties, Are They Worth the Money?

With the high cost of replacing a home appliance, we often think about purchasing an extended warranty or service plan. Home Advisor’s website reports the average cost to repair an ice maker is between $250 to $330. So, is the extended warranty really worth the money? This excerpt from a …

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RFID theft. What is it?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. In today’s society, we need to be aware of this because thieves are using a RFID skimming equipment to steal data from credit cards, debit cards, driver’s licenses and passports. Thieves skim the data off the cards by passing in close proximity to a person with …

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Protecting Yourself from Scams and Financial Theft

At a recent financial literacy event for college students, a statement was made that every hour, over 1200 people are affected by some sort of financial scam or identity theft. If that is not enough to get your attention, on the news today was a blurb referencing yet another phone scam, this time using Publishers …

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National my Social Security Week

 

July 19-25, 2015 is National my Social Security Week! Now tracking your benefits and making changes to your account can be done with your personalized my Social Security account. Celebrate the week by setting up your account today!

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AARP Smart Driver Course

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and again on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. No …

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