We are proud to announce the winners of CFO Jeff Atwater's Florida Financial History contest in recognition of Viva Florida 500. The contest, hosted by the Florida Department of Financial Services, challenged all Florida students to test their knowledge in a coloring, drawing, essay, or video contest. We would like to thank every student for their participation and we look forward to hosting more contests in the future. Click here to view the winners.
We want to help you navigate the changes in the Affordable Care Act and empower you with information on how it will affect you and your family. Click here to visit our Health Insurance Reform and You homepage to learn more.
April is Financial Literacy Month. In recognition, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is proud to offer a few brand new resources below to help you and your family secure a stronger financial future.
S.T.A.R.T. is an online resource to motivate Floridians to "Save Today and Retire Tomorrow". It is never too early to begin planning for retirement as the most important resource on your side is time. A recent survey revealed that many current retirees wished they'd saved more money for retirement and had started saving earlier. S.T.A.R.T. aims to give you the resources to help you towards the retirement of your dreams. Click here to listen to our retirement podcasts, read our product overviews, and browse our retirement glossary.
The Florida Council on Economic Education offers a variety of educational programs to prepare Florida’s young people to become productive and responsible in making financial decisions. One of those resources is the Financial Freedom Workbook which provides valuable and practical resources to improve financial skills and habits. Click the link above to learn more and order your workbook today!
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is proud to provide the Your Money Matters Checking Workbook. We hope you will take some time to print the workbook and discuss the fundamentals of checking and savings with your kids. Also, we asked Florida Elementary and Middle School students to tell us how they save. Click here to see what they had to say!
One out of every five adults 65 and older has been the victim of a financial scam. The Operation S.A.F.E Be Scam Smart workshops aim to inform, empower, and protect Florida’s seniors from financial scams and fraud. New workshops are currently being scheduled. Visit Operation S.A.F.E. for more information and to request a workshop in your area.