Category: Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

How to Manage the Costs to Raise a Teenager

Teenagers aren’t cheap. In fact, they are even more expensive than babies! We’ve done the research on what it costs to raise a teenager and how to help manage those costs.

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How to Decide If You Should Use Your Emergency Fund

Emergency funds are there for, well, emergencies. But what exactly constitutes an emergency? It’s any situation that poses a risk to your livelihood, health, or safety – such as job loss, emergency repairs, or medical care.

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How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course?

Creating a course isn’t free – but it’s not overly expensive either. You’ll need a domain, a hosting platform for your course, and a way to market it. Marketing could include ads, email marketing, or even influencer marketing. Each will come with its own price tag.

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A Breakdown of the Cost of Raising a Child

Kids cost, on average, $12, 980 per year. This varies of course by family income, location, age of the child, and lifestyle choices of the parents. Childcare, housing, and food are the largest expenses when it comes to raising a child.

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Tips for Overcoming Holiday Debt

You arent’ alone if you spent more than you were planning this year on the holidays. Now that they are over it’s time to reassess your finances, make a plan to pay off that holiday debt, and prepare for next year.

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How We Unintentionally Prepared for a Pandemic

Millions of families are experiencing deep financial stress during this pandemic. Job loss, increasing debt, and other financial hardships are putting many families behind. Yet, the stock market somehow has remained at historic highs. This further increases the wealth gap between those who have invested in stocks over the years

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6 Steps to Protect Yourself As a Victim of Identity Theft

There it was on my credit report: a delinquent account more than 90 days overdue. It was hurting my credit and my chances at refinancing my mortgage. The only problem was — I didn’t recognize the account or remember opening it. I started to suspect I was the victim of

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How to Set Financial Goals as a Family

My parents were big on annual vacations and every summer we would go to an amusement park. Some years we drove 4 hours south to Six Flags over Texas; other times we would drive 7 hours north to Six Flags St. Louis. In the winter we would head west to

Financial Literacy

Federal vs. Private Student Loans — What You Need to Know

Private or federal student loans: what’s the difference between the two, and which should you choose? This is a question that many students and their parents may face when figuring out how to pay for college. But it can also be a consideration for borrowers who are repaying student loans

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