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

Be the hero of your household with our May Money Matters webinar, “Navigating Disaster Preparedness Like a Pro. 

Key Topics Include:

  • Learn about crafting a personalized disaster preparedness plan for your family.
  • Discover the importance of assembling an emergency kit and the essential items that should be included.
  • Understand the most common natural disasters in our region.
  • Master the art of communication during emergencies and stay connected when it matters most.
  • Explore community resources and programs in Florida supporting residents in disaster-prone areas.

Webinar Recordings

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. 


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.


Get ready for tax season with our January Money Matters webinar, “Tax Season Unwrapped: Your Guide to Free Tax Preparation”. Our expert panelists break down everything you need to know about VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and how it’s your secret weapon for maximizing refunds and navigating the tax landscape.


Get ready to supercharge your savings with our March Money Matters webinar, “Sunshine Savings: Maximizing Utility Efficiency in the Sunshine State”. Our expert panelists discuss on how to slash energy bills, enhance your home’s efficiency, and discover exclusive Florida-based programs for our communities.



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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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