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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.

 
 
Saving for College 101

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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

 

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Building a Solid Financial Foundation

Sustain financial well-being or create wealth through these actions.

Managing Money as a Couple

Keys to preparing to grow wealthy together.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

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

Countering Counterfeit Currency

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

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

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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.

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Once Upon a Goal

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

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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