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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.

 
 
 
Keeping Up with the Joneses

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?

Exploring the Federal Student Grant Program

Exploring the Federal Student Grant Program

In this article, explore the benefits of the Federal Student Grant Program.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.

 

Mortgages in Retirement

Explore the benefits and drawbacks to paying off your mortgage prior to retirement with this article.

Data Thieves from Outer Space

Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Personal Finance Calendar

Use this handy calendar to remember the year’s most important financial dates.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

What Can You Buy With 529 Distributions?

This article can be a helpful guide when begin preparing for education expenses.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

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

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.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Once Upon a Goal

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

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

The Cost of Procrastination

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

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?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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