Money

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.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

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Financial Hacks for Millennials: From Side Hustle to Savings

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Buying vs. Leasing a Car

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The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: How to Cut Your Expenses

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

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

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

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  • Are You and Your Partner Trapped by the Money Taboo?

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    5 Smart Ways to Mindfully Manage Your Money

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    Hindsight 2020: 6 Ways We Learned to Save

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.

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    Go Back to School with As Little Debt As Possible

    Are you feeling ready to expand your career? Or maybe switch careers altogether? After you’ve been in the working world a while, it’s common to want more from your professional life. A lot of people turn to graduate school to get there, but sometimes this plan is accompanied by a four-letter word: debt.

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  • Paying Off a Credit Card

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

    Historical Inflation

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

    What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

    View all calculators

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    Learn why protecting your student loan payments is an important aspect of your income protection strategy.

    Saving for College 101

    Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

    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?

    View all videos