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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.

 
 
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

What Do Fine Wine and Financial Planning Have in Common?

What Do Fine Wine and Financial Planning Have in Common?

Do you love wine? Next question: Are you financially confident? This one is a little harder to answer, right?

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.

 

How to Read Your Credit Report

Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.

Not Your Parents’ Finances

From paychecks to housing costs, millennials today are confronting very different financial challenges, opportunities and...

Starting Out: Reconciling Debt and Opportunity for Young Adu

“Wherever you go, there you are” is a classic reminder to live consciously and fully in each moment. In terms of financial confidence and well-being for young adults, that advice makes excellent sense as well.

Financial Hacks for Millennials: From Side Hustle to Savings

As of mid-2019, 45 percent of Americans have a side hustle, and that figure is only continuing to grow. In any economy, side gigs can be a great way to earn extra cash or explore new interests.

6 Steps to Rewire the Mind-Money Connection

Every new year brings promise, but sometimes this annual ritual can feel more like Groundhog Day. You start the year determined to keep your resolutions, but before too long, you default back to bad habits.

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: Savings and Cash Flow

Why is Cash Flow so important to understand?

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Student Loan Protection

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

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?

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.

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