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Making a Difference for Youth Through Financial Education

In North Carolina, youth development centers (YDCs) provide mentoring, education and therapeutic treatment for youth sentenced for offenses in the...
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Making a Difference for Youth Through Financial Education

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...
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How To Catch Up On College Savings

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...
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How to Plan for College Savings at Every Stage

How Much Do You Need to Save For Retirement?

Saving for retirement can be stressful. It’s like running a long-distance race without knowing how far you have to run....
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How Much Do You Need to Save For Retirement?

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...
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Maximize Your Savings When You Start Early

 

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Is Worry Keeping You from Enjoying Your Money?

Even with your finances in order and a healthy savings account, you may find that worry is keeping you from enjoying your money and your life. There are a ton of things to worry about [...]

6 Ways to Lower the High Cost of Healthcare

What’s the No. 1 financial concern of most Americans? It’s the high cost of healthcare. Here are six ways to lower those costs and make them more manageable. If I asked you to name a [...]

6 Ways to Avoid the High Cost of Valentine’s Day

Don’t let the high cost of Valentine’s Day keep you from celebrating. Here are some low-cost, but heartfelt ways to show you care. Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year. [...]

The Best Time to Start Saving Money is NOW

It’s never to late to start saving money. The sooner you get started, the better prepared you’ll be for what life throws your way. Regardless of where you are in life, the time to start [...]

Millennials Opt for Alternative Financial Solutions

Millennials prefer the ease and convenience of Alternative Financial Solutions (AFS) for their financial management strategy. Alternative financial solutions (AFS) are means to an end for those trying to make ends meet. These payday loans [...]

Here Are 7 Smart Financial Resolutions for 2017

It’s a New Year and you have a clean slate. It’s time to set some financial resolutions for 2017. It’s the New Year – a time to start over, to begin anew, to write on [...]

Holiday Shopping Trends (Infographic)

Holiday Shopping Trends for 2016 Should Make Retailers Happy. This should be a jolly, holly holiday for America’s retailers, as consumers have larger budgets and an equal amount of confidence. Holiday shopping trends are always an [...]

A Holiday Message from First Financial Security

On behalf of the Gerlicher family, we’d like to wish you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous 2017. The New Year is an exciting time for many people. It can offer a clean [...]