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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!

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How Financially Literate Are You?

How Financially Literate Are You?

Every day, we make hundreds of financial decisions. Some are in-the-moment: Where should I buy my morning coffee? Others...

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

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

 

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What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

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