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Families & Consumers

We know your life is complicated. That's why we have information about health and nutrition, money management, food, home concerns, relationships, and many other topics. Our resources can help you whether you are retired, a first-time parent, a teen, or someone in between.

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Creating a Spending Plan

It’s important to make financial goals and learn how to manage money. Good financial management allows you to pay your bills, save, and make purchases without creating debt you can’t handle. Develop a spending plan that fits your individual circumstances and goals with the following steps: Determine your financial goals by thinking about what you want to achieve financially now and in the  More»

Picnic Food Safety

UF/IFAS food safety specialist Dr. Keith Schneider shares tips to keep your food safe at a picnic.  More»

Helping Children with Homework

While many students may not enjoy homework, it teaches them organizational skills and lets them work independently. Completing homework each night also provides practice for what they learned in class. Homework can also be beneficial to parents and caregivers by giving them a chance to see what their children are learning in school. Parents and caregivers can show their children that homework is important by helping with  More»

Caffeine Awareness: Energy Drinks

Did you know March is Caffeine Awareness Month? Learn the facts about energy drinks. More...  More»

Saving Your Tax Refund

UF/IFAS finance expert Dr. Michael Gutter explains how your tax refund can be a great way to start saving.  More»