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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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  • 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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    When people save, it brings life rewards. But sometimes after being on your best money behavior for a long time, you want to cut loose and spend. It can happen whether you’ve been saving to buy a home, rejoined the workforce or survived a global pandemic.

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

    View all calculators

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    Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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    Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

    Student Loan Protection

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

    The Cost of Procrastination

    Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

    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?

    Saving for College 101

    Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

    View all videos