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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.

 
 
 
The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

 

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

Mortgages in Retirement

Explore the benefits and drawbacks to paying off your mortgage prior to retirement with this article.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

The Cost of Procrastination

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

The $200,000 Difference

When creating an investment strategy, remember that small increases in return can add up over time.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

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?

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