Kids and Money

Kids and Money: Top tips to help educate

Allowances, first jobs, babysitting cash, birthday money from Grandma – today’s youth have access to money in a way that previous generations may not have. Fortunately, they also have unprecedented access to financial tools and resources that can help them set good habits for life. Here’s a roundup of tips for teaching kids about money.

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Budgeting and Saving

5 Mistakes to Avoid: Tips on Saving Money in Your 20s

College days, first job – your 20s can be the beginning of many adventures. Because this can be a busy decade, it might be tempting to postpone long-term financial plans. But the strategies you put in place now can create habits that will not only help you by saving money in your 20s, but for years to come. Here are five money-saving mistakes people in their 20s tend to make.

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Budgeting and Saving

Holiday-ready: Tips on saving money and adjusting your budget

Parties, gifts, travel, and events – the holidays are often a blur of activity and good cheer. Unfortunately, the season can also result in a flurry of expenses. In a 2012 poll by Think Finance, nearly half of those surveyed said they’d rather skip the holidays altogether, mainly due to financial concerns. Fortunately, you don’t need to play Grinch to keep from going into debt. Read more…

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Identity Protection

The identity theft prevention tips to know before your next purchase

Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and although you might be tempted to pay only in cash, there are other ways to prevent identity theft and keep your accounts safe from exposure. By learning the signs of ID theft and knowing the steps to take if you suspect your identity is being stolen, you can shut down the theft and protect yourself.

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