Finance Basics

4 Tips to Improve Your Financial Health

For much of the country, basic financial education has long been absent from the classroom (though that is changing). As a result, half of us don’t feel confident about our personal finance knowledge, or as I call it “money knowledge.” While it can feel discouraging, you have the power to change this! The key is […]

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Pop Quiz: How Should You Get Financially Fit in the New Year?

The end of one year and the beginning of the next always inspires reflection on the previous 365 days and hopes for the days ahead. From increasing fitness to expanding education to cutting bad habits, the spectrum of ambitions for the new year is boundless. But what about your financial resolutions? No matter where you […]

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Don’t Let Medical Debt Sideline Your Financial Goals

If you find yourself staring at a pile of unpaid medical bills, unsure of how to even begin paying them down, you’re in good company.  Medical debt is a pervasive problem, with one survey indicating that half of Americans carry some form of it. The issue is on the rise too. Over the past decade, […]

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Finance Like I’m Five —Your Money FAQs Answered

When it comes to understanding complex financial topics, do you ever feel like you’re back in school and struggling to keep up with the lesson? You’re not alone, but financial concepts don’t have to be intimidating. Sometimes all you need is some stellar instruction from a qualified teacher to have your “a-ha!” moment. To help, […]

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Fun Ways to Gamify Your Money Management

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just learning about the stock market, the meme stock phenomenon has taken the investing world by storm. With a tremendous number of users flocking to trading apps, many of today’s investors want not just to make money by investing and improving their skills, but to have some fun, too. […]

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Let the Games Begin: Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money

Financial literacy rates in the U.S. have been dropping since 2009, with less than one-third of adults ages 18 to 54 able to answer basic questions related to personal finance. And this is not a new challenge. Over the last decade, 15-year-olds entering high school in the U.S. have shown little improvement in financial literacy […]

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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, […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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Sign Me Up: Do’s and Don’ts of Online Subscription Services

Whether you’re looking for everyday basics or something to spice up your life, there’s a subscription service for just about anything. Many are so easy to sign up for that you’re probably receiving at least one already for monthly entertainment, food, or retail services. This is all relatively harmless unless you’re in the habit of […]

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