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.

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Once Upon a Goal

Once Upon a Goal

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

4 Easy Ways to Turn the Next Generation into Savvy Savers

4 Easy Ways to Turn the Next Generation into Savvy Savers

In times like these—nearly a decade after the Great Recession and in the midst of the current crisis—teaching your kids the value of a dollar is more critical than ever.

Saving for College 101

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Starting Out: Reconciling Debt and Opportunity for Young Adu

“Wherever you go, there you are” is a classic reminder to live consciously and fully in each moment. In terms of financial confidence and well-being for young adults, that advice makes excellent sense as well.

The Average American Budget

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

Money Matters: Why it Pays to be Financially Responsible

Responsible money management is often a foreign concept to teens that is complicated and confusing. Yet, if they learn how to save and be financially responsible early, they can protect themselves in the future.

How to Balance Finances as a Sandwich Generation Member

An estimated one in seven middle-aged Americans supports both a child and an aging parent. This isn’t expected to change any time soon.

Hindsight 2020: 6 Ways We Learned to Save

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Teaching Your Tweens the Value

Now’s a great opportunity to help kids learn about the value of money. Not just that it’s useful or necessary—but how we get it and how to maximize its value.

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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.

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Student Loan Protection

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

Once Upon a Goal

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

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.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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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  • The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: How to Cut Your Expenses

    “Cut spending.” “Slash expenses.” “Avoid shopping.” The overwhelming advice about cutting expenses makes it sound downright unappealing. No wonder many of us haven’t learned to be good financial managers.

    A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

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

    How to Spend Again After Saving

    When people save, it brings life rewards. But sometimes after being on your best money behavior for a long time, you want to cut loose and spend. It can happen whether you’ve been saving to buy a home, rejoined the workforce or survived a global pandemic.

    Hindsight 2020: 6 Ways We Learned to Save

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.

    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.

    Financial Hacks for Millennials: The Great Wealth Transfer

    Have you heard of the Great Wealth Transfer? If you’re a millennial, it will likely be of particular interest to you, as it may involve an inheritance coming your way. But do you know how you would handle a large influx of money? How millennials manage their wealth in the coming years will play a large role In achieving financial confidence.

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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.

    View all calculators

  • The Cost of Procrastination

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

    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.

    Saving for College 101

    Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

    Once Upon a Goal

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

    Student Loan Protection

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

    View all videos