14 publications were found
Before You Invest
Saving and investing are critical steps to achieving your financial goals. Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they are quite different. Understanding the differences between saving and investing is the first step toward reaching your financial goals.
Do You Plan to Retire? Series: Key Issues to Consider
Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life. Unfortunately, not all of us will be assured a plush retirement home, lots of free time, and world travel. This publication includes some important things you should know about planning for retirement.
Do You Plan to Retire? Series: Ways to Save for Retirement
Retirement is just around the corner, and it is important to begin planning and saving for retirement as soon as possible. In order to maximize your savings, it is important to understand the various types of tax-advantaged retirement plans available individually and offered by employers.
Get Smart About Identity Theft
Your personal identity cannot be taken from you, but your identifying information—your Social Security number and other details about you—certainly can be. If your identifying data is used without your permission for another person's dishonest objectives, you become a victim of an identity theft crime. In this digital age, it is more important than ever to protect yourself from identity theft.
Handling Pasture, Hay, Feed, and Livestock Losses During Hurricane Michael Recovery
As a result of Hurricane Michael, many producers in the affected areas of Georgia have lost pasture growth, hay stocks, feed supplies, and livestock. Farmers will be assessing damage to fields, stock, and property in the weeks to come. This publication is intended to provide recommendations to farmers that experienced storm damage to their pasture-based production systems.
How to Get Out of Debt
Learn about types of credit, how to assess your situation if you are in debt, and how to make power payments to get out of debt fast. Getting out of debt helps financial security and planning for the future.
Insurance: Necessity or Nuisance?
If you need a particular type of insurance, it is better to have it even if you never use it. The hard part is knowing the difference between insurance you need and insurance you are better off without. Many people purchase insurance without knowing whether they need it or not. Unless you fully understand insurance, you may be wasting money on insurance products you don't need.
Making Ends Meet During COVID-19
Unprecedented financial challenges are impacting our nation, communities, and households. In addition to the information provided in the "When Your Income Drops" publication series, this publication will help you to financially weather the COVID-19 crisis. For those who have lost income, making ends meet may be extremely challenging right now. Prioritizing your expenses is essential for financial …
Spring and Summer Energy-saving Tips
This publication offers simple steps with big impacts that anyone can use to cut energy costs in their homes.
Starting Your Own Business: Community Resources
Starting a new business is an exciting and scary time. Georgia's business sector has an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit, but getting started can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several community resources to assist small business owners. Learn how to get help with creating a business plan, making it legal and financing your business.
When Your Income Drops Series: Insurance Matters
When times are hard, it is tempting to drop your insurance coverage. This may be OK for some coverage, but not for others. You do not want to put yourself in a worse financial situation than you are already in. Learn about the different types of insurance to help you make the decision about what insurance to keep, reduce, or get rid of.
Your Good Credit Series: Managing Credit Wisely
Carefully shopping for credit and avoiding credit dangers offer the best defense against credit problems. This publication covers credit dangers, the credit pyramid, and how to ensure you maintain good credit.
Your Good Credit Series: Understanding Your Credit Report
Learn what makes someone credit worthy and the importance of a credit report. This publication covers how to obtain a credit report and how to understand what it contains.
Your Good Credit Series: Understanding Your Credit Score
Learn what a credit score is and why it is important. This publication covers what is considered and average credit score and what factors influence your score.