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.

 
 
U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

 

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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The Cost of Procrastination

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

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