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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?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

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.

 

What does a healthy relationship with money look like?

Insurance isn’t always top of mind, but it can help protect you and give you confidence, so you can focus on your life.

Are Credit Cards A Necessary Evil?

Having an additional payment option in your wallet comes with advantages. Say you’re strapped for cash but your preteen...

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

The mattress dilemma: Where to stash your savings?

We know why to save: For emergencies, for retirement, to afford big-ticket dreams like home ownership or opening a business.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Ways to turn spending into savings

These strategies will help you save more and spend less.

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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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The Cost of Procrastination

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

Once Upon a Goal

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

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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?

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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