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FINANCIAL EDUCATION

Oct 20, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations, Children

Budget-Friendly Halloween Activities for Kids

Of all the traditional holidays that we celebrate, Halloween is a favorite for many young people. After all, who among us didn’t love dressing up and devouring candy for an entire night when that was all that was expected of us? From sugary treats and pumpkin carving to decorations and costumes, there are plenty of things to look forward to in October. But what to do when your Halloween budget is looking a bit slim? You bust out your favorite budget-friendly Halloween activities for kids.

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Oct 13, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

10 Tips to Keep Your Grocery Budget in Check

Fall has arrived and thoughts of comfort foods are starting to fill our minds. If we’re lucky and we have someone who loves to cook in our home, then our bellies are starting to fill as well. From butternut squash soup to chilis, enchiladas, and lasagnas, now is the time for some fun and satisfying recipes.

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What You Should Know about Retirement Plans

With most Americans looking to retire by age 67, it seems that many are not yet on track to provide for a comfortable retirement. According to a TD Ameritrade study from earlier this year, most Americans still have a ways to go in securing their financial future. In many cases, Americans aren’t sure what type of retirement plan to invest in.

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Money Tips for Those Nearing Retirement

While the traditional “retirement age” is 66, there’s no one-size-fits-all retirement age or plan. You may want to retire early or continue to work beyond the traditional age. This is a personal choice and event that deserves careful consideration and a comprehensive plan at any age. When you’re nearing your retirement age, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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Sep 22, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

Money Tips for Those in Their Forties

Over the last couple of decades, you likely spent a lot of time learning, growing, and establishing yourself both in your career and finances. For many American adults, the decade of your 40s can be a time of peak earnings. The ways that you’re investing and saving now will have a strong impact on your future assets. Financial planning and building wealth is just as important now as it was 20 years ago, if not more so. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the knowledge and experience you’ve built over the years.

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Sep 15, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

Money Tips for Those in Their Thirties

If you took the time to establish a solid financial foundation for yourself in your 20s, this is the decade to focus on building and protecting your wealth. You’re no longer transitioning into adulthood, you’ve now arrived. This is an exciting (and sometimes challenging) time when you’re likely settling into a lifestyle and financial plan that you’re comfortable with. But there may still be a few areas where you’d like some guidance.

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Sep 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

Money Tips for Those in Their Twenties

As you’re transitioning into adulthood, now is a great time to start building solid financial habits. Managing your money in your 20s might feel challenging at first, but the habits that you build now can last a lifetime. This is a decade of firsts and major life decisions. Whether you’re starting your career, traveling the world, furthering your education, or getting married and putting down roots, there are healthy money management habits that’ll help you meet your goals both now and later.

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Sep 1, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget, Children

Money Tips for Teens

In the past, most people waited well into adulthood to start thinking about their finances. Parents have often avoided having complex financial conversations with their children, and schools rarely teach much about finance outside of check signing and basic math skills. 

But now, with personal finance experts like Dave Ramsey bringing teenagers and children into the equation, there’s a lot of financial advice out there that gets you started a bit earlier. It’s never too early to start thinking about your finances. The sooner you start, the better.

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Aug 25, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget, College

How College Students can Save Money During COVID

Now that dining and entertainment options are limited, you might find yourself with more money in your account than you’ve had in a while. You might be wondering about the best ways, places, and methods for saving that’ll set you up for a healthy financial future. After all, it’s still important to plan for the future, despite the current uncertainty. If you’re preparing to switch to online-only classes, you may be in an even better position to save some money. Whether you’re living in a dorm, college apartment, or spending time at home, there are plenty of ways to do so.

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Aug 18, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget, Children

Budgeting Fundamentals for Elementary Aged Students

Many adults find themselves struggling to understand their finances after realizing that they didn’t learn much about them in school. Personal finance is a tricky thing to teach, especially since the ways that we address it tend to change pretty quickly. Not long ago, schoolchildren learned how to fill out a check and balance a checkbook. But between then and now, most people have shifted to online banking and Excel spreadsheets for finance tracking.

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