Financial Education


How to Save $5,050 in 100 Days

How to Save $5,050 in 100 Days

I don’t know about you, but when someone says I can save $5,050 in 100 days, I get in the savings mood. For those who find saving money not only a struggle but a dreadful task, the 100 Envelope Saving Challenge could be your quirky, yet practical, solution. Not only will you 100% save $5,050 […]

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Credit Cards: Insider Info You Need To Know

Credit Card: Insider Info You Need To Know

The first inklings of credit cards appeared as clay tablets in ancient Mesopotamia, at least 5,000 years ago, recording transactions between merchants for payment of goods or services that would come later. Today, we are all too familiar with those thin, rectangular pieces of plastic, so much so that 77 percent of U.S. adults have […]

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Saving for Retirement: Traditional IRA vs ROTH IRA

Saving for Retirement Traditional IRA vs ROTH IRA

56% of Americans feel behind on saving for retirement, yet 25% of workers haven’t made retirement contributions in at least a year, according to Bankrate. For some, retirement is right around the corner, so much so that it can feel more scary than exciting. For others, it’s tempting to sweep saving plans under the rug […]

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Personal Loans: A Quick and Easy Guide

Personal Loans

You have needs, wants, desires, and dreams. Much to our chagrin, achieving these aspirations requires money. But what if you don’t have the cash you need? A personal loan is a viable option when you need financial support to accomplish your goals. What is a personal loan? Personal loans are sums of money individuals can […]

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Understanding Credit Scores: No Luck Required

March is the month of four-leaf clovers and Leprechauns, but did you know it’s also the perfect time to learn about credit and credit scores? That’s because March is National Credit Education Month! What’s even better? You don’t need any luck to be a credit expert! What is Credit? Let’s start at the beginning. What […]

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2 Debt Repayment Strategies You Will Love

Debt Repayment Strategies

Does reading “debt repayment strategies” send a shiver down your spine? That wouldn’t be the only cause for a case of the chills. The temperatures are dropping, the wind is howling, and it takes me at least 10 extra minutes to leave my warm, cozy bed each morning. February is here, and with it comes […]

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3 Financial Resolutions To Kick Start 2024

Financial Resolutions

It’s the new year! You know what that means: New Year resolutions. While hitting the gym and eating healthier are popular resolutions for a reason, financial resolutions are the real unsung heroes of 2024 prepping. Financial resolutions are the gateway to achieving additional yearly goals. For example: Creating a budget → ability to afford a […]

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Help Seniors Recognize and Defend Against Scams and Elder Fraud

Help Seniors Recognize and Defend Against Scams and Elder Fraud

Seniors are swimming in fraud-infested waters, vulnerable to scammers eager to take a massive bite out of their victim’s finances. It sounds dramatic, but these attacks are serious, and learning to prevent them is essential to protect the financial wellness of your loved ones. In 2022, 88,262 people over 60 fell victim to elder fraud, […]

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Credit Unions vs Banks

credit unions vs banks

What advantages do credit unions have over traditional banks? Many of us are no strangers to traditional banks but credit unions are a different story. “Credit unions…they do stuff with money, right?” Here lies the typical response I get when I ask younger generations what a credit union is, and I don’t blame them! Gen […]

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How to Build Credit When You Have None

Building credit scores

Building credit scores and cartwheels. What do the two have in common? Surprisingly more than you think. Let’s bring Simone Biles into the conversation. Yes, gymnastics legend and Olympic Gold Medalist Simon Biles (stay with me, I promise there is a method to my madness). Simone Biles has an insane history of being good at […]

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