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Understanding Inflation

August 13th, 2021

When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices. 

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Pay Yourself First

March 31st, 2021

Wishing for more Savings? Paying yourself first is a simple but effective strategy for saving up for your long-term goals. As soon as you get paid, put money into your savings account first.

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Comparing Cards

February 3rd, 2021

No payment method is automatically better or worse than any other; it comes down to when and how you use each payment type. Fully understanding each payment type allows you to make smarter decisions, and take advantage of the benefits of each payment type while avoiding any drawbacks. 

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Spending Money

January 29th, 2021

You make many choices every day. You choose how to spend your time. You choose how to spend your energy. You also choose how to spend your money. 

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Know Your Checking Account

January 25th, 2021

Checks hold an odd place in our personal finances. In many ways, checks seem like relics from a previous era. However, despite their gradual decline in use, checks haven’t become completely extinct. 

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Budgeting Basics

October 29th, 2020

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory.

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Making Money

July 31st, 2020

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you want your career dreams to come true, think about the following three things: income, skills, and passion.

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Income Essentials

July 31st, 2020

“When I grow up, I want to be a ___________.”

Depending on who you are, filling in the blank above can be an exciting, troubling, or outright confusing task. If you happen to be a kindergartner, filling in the blank is awesome, because, at that age, dinosaur and superhero are both perfectly viable career options.

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After Graduation

July 31st, 2020

Choosing a career is tough. Whether you’re a new grad or considering a career change, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when tasked with selecting your next gig. And why shouldn’t it? It’s an enormously costly decision, in terms of both time and money. 

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Breakdown of a Credit Score

June 9th, 2020

You’ve likely heard about credit scores before (thanks to all those commercials with terrible jingles), but what do you actually know about them? How long have they been around? And what’s the deal with checking them?

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Compound Interest Mind Bend

June 9th, 2020

In case you haven’t heard, compound interest is the best. You may remember it as an equation you had to memorize for math class, but it’s so much more than that.

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Choosing Your Financial Institution

June 9th, 2020

What was the very first financial choice you ever made? Think about it: it likely took place before your first job, even as far back as when your annual income consisted of Tooth Fairy money and lucky pennies. 

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