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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.

Building a Solid Financial Foundation

Building a Solid Financial Foundation

Sustain financial well-being or create wealth through these actions.

The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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

 

4 steps to teaching kids about money

As a parent, how can you help ensure that your children are more financially confident than you?

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

Overlooked ways to add diversity to your portfolio

A diverse portfolio can be more than stocks and bonds.

8 behaviors to help increase financial confidence

Share this article to help people understand 8 behaviors that may improve their financial confidence.

5 Financial checklist items to finish before year end

Learn what items to check off your financial to do list before the end of the year and why

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Historical Inflation

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

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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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 Power of Compound Interest

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

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Once Upon a Goal

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

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?

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