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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?

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...

Student Loan Protection

Student Loan Protection

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

 

Toddlers to Teens: The Lesson of Money

Money is a central part of everyday life as an adult. We spend time most days earning it, we need it for survival, and we want it for fun and entertainment.

You’re Not an ATM: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Kids the Value o

“Mom, can I have five bucks?” These words will be heard by all parents at some point. Every parent must decide...

How to Make Smart Debt Decisions

Making smarter decisions about debt can help you reduce stress.

The Next Gig Thing

Make the gig economy work for you.

5 Smart Ways to Mindfully Manage Your Money

Applying the principle of self-care, of mindfulness, to your financial life can make a significant difference for the better—not just in how you handle your personal finances on a daily basis...

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.

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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.

Historical Inflation

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

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The Power of Compound Interest

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

Student Loan Protection

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

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?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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