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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Education Planning “Need to Knows” for Military Families

FY1536/FCS3394by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen JowersFebruary 16th, 2024This publication discusses general information about education costs, savings plans, and payment methods, military-specific educational benefit programs, military-specific laws and policies affecting student loan repayment, five education planning tips for military families, and education planning resources. Written by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen Jowers, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, January 2024.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Income Tax “Need to Knows” for Military Families

FY1537/FCS3395by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen JowersFebruary 6th, 2024This publication discusses general information about income tax terminology, general information about income tax rules, rates, and refunds, military-specific income tax challenges, military-specific income tax regulations, five income tax planning tips for military families, and income tax resources. Written by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen Jowers, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, January 2024.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Credit and Debt Repayment “Need to Knows” for Military Families

FY1535/FCS3393by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen JowersJanuary 31st, 2024This publication is the third in the series on military family readiness. The publication discusses general information about credit and debt repayment, general information about credit reports and scores, military-specific credit-related challenges, military-specific credit-related laws and support services, five credit management tips for military families, and credit education resources. Written by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen Jowers, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, January 2024.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Estate Planning “Need to Knows” for Military Families

FY1531/FCS3389by Barbara O'Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen JowersJanuary 31st, 2024This publication discusses general information about estate planning, military-specific estate planning, five estate planning tips for military families, and estate planning resources. Written by Barbara O’Neill, Martie Gillen, and Kristen Jowers, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, January 2024.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Introduction to Youth Online Peer Support: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

FY1538/FCS3396by Angela Nielsen and Larry F. ForthunJanuary 30th, 2024The purpose of this publication is to inform the reader about online friendships between teens, mental health and suicidality in teens, ideas for supporting a teen whose online friend discloses thoughts of self-harm and suicide, and the importance of safety and self-care. Written by Angela Nielsen and Larry F. Forthun, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, January 2024.Critical Issue: Families and Communities