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 […]

Finance Basics

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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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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From Old-School to Digital: Ways to Send Money

Your friend ordered the takeout but split it with you. And it’s also the end of the month, so you need to pay your rent. In both instances, you want to send money soon. Your head may be spinning from all the available options, since today’s technology has multiplied the ways to send money. That’s […]

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How Financially Agile Are You? What You Need to Know About Trading in Investments for Cash

All hail King Cash! Cash is often crowned King (with perhaps the longest reign in modern history), and rightfully so, as it’s a resource that typically upholds its value and allows you to instantly perform economic actions, such as purchasing things that you both want and need. When you’ve funneled this royal resource into an […]

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Skip Resolutions, Try These 7 Money Challenges Instead

The New Year is a chance to start fresh, while ready to take on new adventures, challenges, and growth. But whether you go into it with a docket of resolutions or simply good intentions, life happens — and it can be tough to stick with the “New Year, new me” mantra all year long. That’s […]

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One Hour for Success: How to Plan for Your 2022 Financial Goals

As the new year fast approaches, now couldn’t be a better time to start planning your big goals for the year ahead. As you contemplate the healthy habits you’ll kick into high gear or set your eyes on the job promotion you’d like to achieve, don’t forget to think through your financial goals, too. Whether […]

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