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Boost your savings with certificate laddering

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Even though share certificates (a.k.a known as certificates of deposit or CDs)) won’t get you the highest return on your dollar, they are pretty much guaranteed not to lose you money.  That’s because share certificates are federally insured up to $250,000 per account holder by either the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) or the Federal…

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Financial Literacy Quiz

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How financially literate are you?  Do you have the skills and knowledge to spend money wisely, save for emergencies, use credit cards sensibly, and protect your identity from being stolen?  This short financial literacy quiz will help you test your financial literacy to see where you need to focus to improve your financial future. A…

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Saving for teen dreams

Most teenagers have big dreams. Some dream of owning a car, traveling or starting a business. Many plan on attending college. All those dreams require cash.  So how do you turn that dream into reality? Be a dream achiever and start saving your money. Think $1.67 a day! If you’re 13 years old and you save…

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What is your net worth and why does it matter?

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Net worth is pretty simple – it is what you own minus what you owe.  Some people say you shouldn’t include the equity in your primary residence, your household goods or your vehicles.  Others say go ahead and include them.  You can decide – that’s your choice.  In its most basic form, your net worth…

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Saving as a family

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This post is brought to you by America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which motivates, encourages, and supports low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Celebrate America Saves Week, February 25 – March 2, 2019. Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.  …

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