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.

Have A Question About This Topic?

Thank you! Oops!
Keeping Up with the Joneses

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?

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Teaching Your Tweens the Value

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Teaching Your Tweens the Value

Now’s a great opportunity to help kids learn about the value of money. Not just that it’s useful or necessary—but how we get it and how to maximize its value.

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

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

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

“Cut spending.” “Slash expenses.” “Avoid shopping.” The overwhelming advice about cutting expenses makes it sound downright unappealing. No wonder many of us haven’t learned to be good financial managers.

5 Tips for Smarter Decisions in Turbulent Times

Take the long view - 5 tips for staying on track even during volatile times

5 Key Financial Steps for Women Business Owners of Color

Women of color have collectively taken an important seat at the table of business ownership. While the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. grew by 58% from 2007 to 2018, those owned by women of color grew by almost three times that amount (163%) in the same time period.

9 Ways to Earn Passive Income

There are many sources of passive income and this article explores several

Money Matters: Why it Pays to be Financially Responsible

Responsible money management is often a foreign concept to teens that is complicated and confusing. Yet, if they learn how to save and be financially responsible early, they can protect themselves in the future.

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.

View all articles

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

View all calculators

Once Upon a Goal

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

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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