Money Matters

Join us at United Way Suncoast, in collaboration with the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education at the University of South Florida College of Education, for an enriching webinar experience! We’re dedicated to empowering asset-limited families and helping individuals shape the lives they aspire to lead through an innovative virtual platform. Every month, esteemed experts will dedicate an hour on the second Monday of each month to delve into crucial financial topics: from mastering budgeting and tax returns to navigating banking, improving credit scores, preparing for homeownership, and planning for retirement. Come be a part of this enlightening journey.

Upcoming Events

October 9, 2023

12 – 1 p.m.

Time is indeed valuable, especially when it comes to finances! Understanding the concept of the “time value” of money is key. Essentially, any money you currently possess (and aren’t already using) holds more potential when invested or saved, rather than idling in an account without growth. Join us to delve deeper into this concept and discover effective ways to optimize your financial resources.

Key topics include:

● Understanding the concept of “time value of money”

● The opportunity cost of “time value”

● Interest rate impacts

● Applying “time value” management with investing and saving


November 13, 2023

12 – 1 p.m.

Holidays are a delightful yet sometimes challenging period, particularly when it comes to gift shopping. We’re here to provide you with fantastic insights and recommendations on how to make the most of your budget during this festive season, ensuring a balance between joyful giving and mindful spending. Join us to discover valuable tips and suggestions to maximize your spending effectively.

Key topics include:

● Using coupons and applications to reduce item prices

● Benefits/risks of pay-per-paycheck services

● Pros and cons of online shopping vs. shopping in-person

● Basic and various other budgeting tips for holiday shopping


December 11, 2023

12 – 1 p.m.

In an age where more of us are embracing online financial technology, the risk of exposing sensitive financial data to malicious entities has significantly increased. Safeguarding your confidential information, including bank account details and your Social Security Number, is of paramount importance. Join us for insights into safeguarding your data in this digital age.

Key topics include:

● How your data is used by online companies and financial technologies

● Ways that bad actors can collect your information

● Red flags to watch out when sharing data

● Online management practices for passwords, credit card information, and more


Webinar Recordings

“Inflation” is a word that we’ve heard a lot recently, but what exactly does it mean and how does it impact our day-to-day lives? Learn more about our economy, interest rates, and what the Federal Reserve is doing to combat inflation.


Buying your first home can be an exciting but challenging task. Learn more about the impacts of your credit, steps to saving, how much you can, and should, spend, and more. 


Learn what it takes to create a business in the state of Florida, the different types of businesses you can establish, and the basics of running a business.


Going to college, or returning back to college, can be stressful. Learn more about ways to reduce college costs and budget as a student, either for yourself or for someone you know.


YouTube Channel

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Contact Us

Do you have ideas or suggestions for upcoming workshop themes? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your insights using the form below or reach out to Matthew Chernesky, Manager of Financial Stability, at

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