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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.

 
 
The Latte Lie and Other Myths

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Saving for College 101

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

 

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Commitment and Money Conversations

Talking about money isn’t as scary as it seems.

The Twelve Steps to Living Confidently: Budgeting

One of the most important steps to become financially sufficient is to set up a realistic budget.

Savings and Cash Flow

Savings is a critical tool to ensure positive cash flow in your personal finances.

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.

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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?

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.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

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.

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