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.

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The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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5 Key Financial Steps for Women Business Owners of Color

5 Key Financial Steps for Women Business Owners of Color

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5 Key Financial Steps for Women Business Owners of Color

Women of color have collectively taken an important seat at the table of business ownership. While the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. grew by 58% from 2007 to 2018, those owned by women of color grew by almost three times that amount (163%) in the same time period.

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“Wherever you go, there you are” is a classic reminder to live consciously and fully in each moment. In terms of financial confidence and well-being for young adults, that advice makes excellent sense as well.

Money Matters: Why it Pays to be Financially Responsible

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.

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  • 4 Easy Ways to Turn the Next Generation into Savvy Savers

    In times like these—nearly a decade after the Great Recession and in the midst of the current crisis—teaching your kids the value of a dollar is more critical than ever.

    Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Teaching Your Tweens the Value

    Now’s a great opportunity to help kids learn about the value of money. Not just that it’s useful or necessary—but how we get it and how to maximize its value.

    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.

    Go Back to School with As Little Debt As Possible

    Are you feeling ready to expand your career? Or maybe switch careers altogether? After you’ve been in the working world a while, it’s common to want more from your professional life. A lot of people turn to graduate school to get there, but sometimes this plan is accompanied by a four-letter word: debt.

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    Hindsight 2020: 6 Ways We Learned to Save

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.

    View all articles

  • Paying Off a Credit Card

    Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

    View all calculators

  • 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?

    Once Upon a Goal

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

    Student Loan Protection

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

    The Power of Compound Interest

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

    Saving for College 101

    Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

    View all videos