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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.

 
 
 
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Once Upon a Goal

Once Upon a Goal

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

 

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

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

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Budgeting After a Divorce

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

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.

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.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

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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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What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

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

The $200,000 Difference

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

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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