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Money Management for Teens

Money Management for Teens

For many teens, saving money is never as fun as spending it. However, there comes a time in most people’s lives when money is truly needed. Whether you require unexpected repairs to your vehicle or need to pay your way through college, it is important to always have some available cash sitting on the sideline. [...]

Couponing 101

Couponing 101

When I was a kid I used to help my Mom with the grocery shopping. She’d clip coupons on an occasional basis. I was fascinated at the thought of buying more for less thanks to those magical pieces of paper. As I got older, I realized why Mom did it on occasion – because you [...]

Save, Save, Save!

Save, Save, Save!

In celebration of America Saves Week  2012, we reflect on the importance of saving money. Simply put, Americans don’t save enough money and rely too heavily on borrowing. A 2010 study  showed more than 40% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. Worse, more than 50% of Americans haven’t calculated how much they’ll [...]

The College Savings vs. Retirement Savings Battle

The College Savings vs. Retirement Savings Battle

Two of the most important savings goals for Americans today are college and retirement. Today’s families face an impossible balancing act.  Experts tell us that retirement should be your most important goal, while the mother hen instincts in all of us with children compel us to sacrifice our future to provide the best for them. [...]

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