Category: Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

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.

Financial Literacy

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

Financial Literacy

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

Financial Literacy

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

Financial Literacy

How to Overcome Negative Emotions About Money

How do you feel about money? It’s an interesting question considering many of us don’t stop to think about how our emotions influence our finances. People who struggle with their finances often think negatively about money. This makes sense, when it feels like money is always standing in your way

Financial Literacy

Why Personal Finance Is Political

You might be tired of politics by now, but the reality is that your personal finances are impacted by what’s going on in the halls of power.

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