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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 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.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

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

Once Upon a Goal

Once Upon a Goal

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

 

How to Read Your Credit Report

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

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

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.

Data Thieves from Outer Space

Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

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

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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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