Finance Basics

Choose Your Own Adventure: 4 Strategies to Get Out of Debt

Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes you take on debt purposely, other times it creeps up on you, slowly or all at once. But no matter how or where it comes from, most can agree: Debt can be stressful and reducing it isn’t always so simple. There’s no “right way” to reduce debt, […]

Finance Basics

Gold, Silver or Bronze? Put Your Finance Knowledge to the Test

Are you sprinting toward retirement? Hurdling past debt? Or setting up for the goal of a new home? In celebration of athletic achievements across the globe, take our quiz to assess your financial fitness.   Is your financial knowledge strong enough for gold? Take this quiz to find out.  

Budget

What’s Your Budgeting Style? Take Our Quiz

How would you describe your personal style? Classic? Sporty? Trendy? Now, what about your budgeting style? Don’t worry if you don’t know. You’re not alone. Budgeting can be a bit of a four-letter word for many. But just like people have different taste in fashion, your approach to budgeting isn’t going to be the same […]

Budget

15 Money-Smart Ways to Have the Best Summer Ever

If you’re craving a summer jam-packed with exciting adventures and memory-making activities, you aren’t alone. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between a summer of fun and a season of saving with our money-smart ways to have the best summer ever that won’t break the bank. Just download our bingo card to keep inspiration close […]

Saving

Savings by Age: How Much to Save in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

No matter what stage of life you’re in, one thing will always remain the same: You’re never too young — or too old — to save money. Using your age can be a helpful way to calculate your potential savings and estimate how much money you should save for various life events. Just remember: Don’t […]

Saving

Make All Your #SummerGoals Come True with Buckets

Summer vacation — or those oh-so-lovely days — doesn’t last forever. So why not create a bucket list of all your must-dos to ensure you can fit in everything you want to do (or close to it)? Your list might have just a few items, or it could be pages long. No matter what it […]

Budget

From Hopeless to Hopeful: How Alaya Linton Paid Down Her Debt

Financial coach, writer and speaker Alaya Linton knows about overcoming debt. While working her way up New York’s fashion industry ladder, she simultaneously fell deep in debt. By taking control of her money, she discovered a passion for personal finance — and so began her path to her current role as founder of Hope+Cents, a […]

Finance Basics

7 Fun and Easy Ideas for Raising Money Smart Kids

Do you have financial lessons you wished you learned as a child? No wonder one of your #parentinggoals is to teach your kids about money. But you’re unsure about how to coach your littles — or how to make it feel like play in the process. So, start here. Buddy up your kids and go […]

Saving

How to Have the Safe and Smart Getaway You Crave

If you can’t stop dreaming of lounging on secluded sandy beaches, visiting your newborn niece across the country or going on a culturally rich adventure, we hear you. More than one year into the pandemic era, you’re likely itching to leave your house and do what you couldn’t last summer: travel. But even as the […]

Taxes

Ultimate Tax Guide 2021: What You Need to Know to File Your Taxes

Alongside visiting the dentist or cleaning the garage, filing taxes may not be your favorite activity— but pouring over paperwork and wrangling receipts is an annual necessity. This year, a few factors make filing taxes in 2021 (for tax year 2020) a little different from previous seasons and could impact what you may owe or […]

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