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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.

 
 
Student Loan Protection

Student Loan Protection

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

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

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?

 

Financial Hacks for Millennials: It is Prime Time to Save

While research shows you are saving and earning more than your parents, (woohoo!), are you preparing for the future you want? How can you ensure you are on track to make the most out of these important decades?

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.

Tips to Create a More Effective and Efficient Virtual Team

March 2020 brought with it a tidal wave of unforeseen changes — to both our workforce and economy. Ready or not, a huge number of businesses had to pivot quickly to a 100% work-from-home model to keep their employees safe and their operations moving.

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...

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: Smart Debt Decisions

Here’s how you can distinguish the difference between healthy and unhealthy debt, and prevent debt from leading stress.

5 Key Financial Steps for Women Business Owners of Color

Women of color have collectively taken an important seat at the table of business ownership. While the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. grew by 58% from 2007 to 2018, those owned by women of color grew by almost three times that amount (163%) in the same time period.

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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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Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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?

Student Loan Protection

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

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