Money 101

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Stories about the basics of good money management.

How To Catch Up On College Savings

If you’ve fallen behind on college savings, don’t panic. Know that you’re not alone – it’s easy to put off saving for college when you’re more worried about teaching your children the ABC’s than the SAT’s.  We’ve already looked at how much you should have saved – roughly $2,000 per year after your child is [...]

How to Plan for College Savings at Every Stage

College education is becoming more and more essential to working in the US. How do you ensure that your children will have the opportunities that come with education? Are you setting enough aside? If you’re like most parents, you probably feel some anxiety about how you will finance your child’s college education. Though families are [...]

Blog – Maximize Your Savings When You Start Early

Saving for the future can be overwhelming. With so many competing priorities, it can be difficult to find the money to pay for even the basic necessities. Between living expenses, childcare, student loans and other commitments, resources get depleted quickly. Immediate financial responsibilities take priority over important financial opportunities. Saving money for future use never [...]

Stuck in Traffic: 10 Ways to Beat the High Cost of Commuting

Whether it’s time or money, you’re wasting both sitting in traffic. It’s time to get a handle on the high cost of commuting. Americans have long had a love affair with the automobile and are often reluctant to give up driving. Even those among us who look forward to getting behind the wheel can find [...]

Want to Improve Your Credit Score? Here Are 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now

When your credit is anything less than good, it can start to negatively impact different areas of your life and limit your lifestyle dramatically. But, you can take steps to improve your credit score. Your credit score is a three-digit number that defines your individual credit worthiness. When you apply for a loan, credit card, [...]