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Teaching Your Kids about Money, Part 1

Tackling this issue is on the forefront of agendas for many non-profit and financial institutions alike but as we noted last week, parents are the key to helping put our kids on track for a brighter financial future.

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5 Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Retirement Income

If you’re a working American born anytime between 1946 and 1991, the research, analysis and more importantly, the five straightforward…

Planning on Paying for Your Kids’ College Education? Consider a 529 Plan

If you’re like many parents, not only do you feel somewhat obligated to put your kids through college, but there’s…

Teaching Your Kids about Money, Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, I outlined 13 best practices for teaching kids about money that I recommend…

Teaching Your Kids about Money, Part 1

Tackling this issue is on the forefront of agendas for many non-profit and financial institutions alike but as we noted...

Stop Wasting Money

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown. Benjamin Franklin once…

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

How much is enough for your emergency fund? Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated…

US Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate? The U.S. personal saving rate stood at 3.7% in January of 2017,…

How Your Savings Account Can Become Your Retirement Redeemer

Many news stories and advisors lately seem to focus investment strategies as a surefire way for people to gain extra…

The Top 4 Free Budgeting Apps

These days, people literally hold their finances in their hands. Whether it’s making  purchases, accepting small business payments, or simply…

Fast Forward: How Retirement is Changing

Predicting the future is a rough sort of business to find yourself in, particularly with a world that’s begun changing…

Parents, Teach Your Kids to be Financially Literate

Financial Literacy among young Americans has been a focus of the Jump$tart Coalition since its inception in 1995. The coalition…

Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” of Retirement

We have all heard of the “glass ceiling,” and in recent decades, society as a whole has worked toward shattering…