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Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 
Once Upon a Goal

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Financial Hacks for Millennials: Slay Your Student Debt

Financial Hacks for Millennials: Slay Your Student Debt

Student debt has become a reality for one in three U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 29, amounting to a nationwide debt of $1.5 trillion. And it can take a toll– not only on your wallet— but on your mindset.

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

 

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: How to Cut Your Expenses

The advice about cutting expenses makes it sound downright unappealing. No wonder many of us haven’t learned to finance well.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

You’re Not an ATM: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Kids the Value o

“Mom, can I have five bucks?” These words will be heard by all parents at some point. Every parent must decide...

Take the Stage: Planning for All Types of Families

What is a family? In the 1950s, the notion of the nuclear family predominated: Mom, dad and their biological children. Today, things are different. The term “family” embraces everything from...

Couples and Money

Did you know money is a leading cause for break-ups and divorce among couples?

Your Financial Family Tree

What lessons can you learn from your family members, and what can they learn from you?

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Student Loan Protection

Learn why protecting your student loan payments is an important aspect of your income protection strategy.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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