Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility | Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Kids are the Next Big Target of Stolen Identities

Tweet You might be well aware of the dangers of cyber thieves but have you considered the danger your kids might be in? In February, millions of children fell victim to identity theft in the wake of the Anthem Data breach and this is not the only data breach in recent months. With more and… View Article

Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility, Parenting | Thursday, June 25th, 2015

When Should Your Teen Get a Credit Card?

Tweet Credit cards are great financial tools that make purchases easier and more convenient; yet, to prove beneficial, they require a responsible and informed individual. You have to be prepared for a credit card and you need to make wise and mature decisions with it. This leads to the controversial question, when is your child… View Article

Credit and Debit | Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Recent Changes to Credit Scores and Reporting

  Credit scores play an important role in your financial life. Not only is a good score essential for obvious financial events like qualifying for a loan or getting a credit card, but also for the less obvious like obtaining cell phone service, renting a car, or perhaps even getting a job. Two important changes to… View Article

Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility, Money Saving Tips | Thursday, October 16th, 2014

What I Gained From College: My Degree, a Career Path, Great Memories, and…DEBT?

Quick tips to tackle those impending student loans College graduation, it should be an amazing feeling, right?  It should be a wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments you have achieved over your last 4+ years and to reflect on all of the cherished memories with friends, classmates, family, and mentors who have guided you along… View Article

Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Friday, September 19th, 2014

Balancing Your Savings: Retirement vs. Everything Else

  Should I save money or pay down debt? Should I pay for my child’s education or save for retirement? Should I pay down my student loans or build my savings? These are valid questions, as many of us have multiple savings and debt repayment goals to achieve at the same time. Figuring out how… View Article

Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Thursday, February 27th, 2014

3 Financial Concepts to Teach Your Kids

  When you’re children are young, teaching them the concepts of money, buying and saving can help them with financial fluency later in their lives. Once kids learn that money doesn’t grow on trees, parents are responsible for teaching them basic attributes of personal finance. It’s up to parents to educate their kids on the… View Article

Credit and Debit, Money Saving Tips, Planning & Money Management | Friday, February 7th, 2014

7 Ways to Automate Your Savings

Anybody who has ditched plans to eat a salad to scarf down a plate of nachos instead (like I did, um, yesterday) can tell you that even though we humans usually know what’s best for us, it’s sometimes difficult to actually do the right thing.   This is especially true when it comes to saving… View Article

Credit and Debit, Income and Careers, Planning & Money Management | Friday, January 31st, 2014

War On The Middle Class Continues

The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to set records nearly every week, establishing a new mark 49 times through Christmas Eve 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Dow ended the year up 26 percent, its largest one-year gain in 18 years. The S&P 500 experienced its best year-to-year growth in 16 years, while… View Article

Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Tips to Get the Most Value from Your Tax Refund

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director Tax time is one of the few opportunities when low-income households receive a sizable amount of money – especially if they take advantage of the earned-income tax credit. While it may be tempting to spend that money on wants vs. needs, saving your tax refund can protect you… View Article

Credit and Debit, Financial Responsibility, Planning & Money Management | Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Preventing Personal Identity Theft

It’s one of the fastest growing crimes today. In fact, there were more than 12 million identity fraud victims in 2012, over one million more than the previous year, with more than $21 billion stolen in the United States alone, according to Javelin Strategy & Research (2/2013). What is Identity Theft? Identify Theft is when… View Article

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