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Mastering the basics behind your money

No matter where you are in your life, taking care of your everyday finances is the first step toward being prepared for life’s small moments and major milestones. 

Personal money management can seem like a daunting task at times, but with the right guidance, it doesn’t have to be. We help break it all down for you here. Get familiar with basic financial concepts so you can spend time doing what you love instead of worrying about your money. 

How distance learning can impact the family

Financial and emotional challenges — and opportunities — abound while families live, work, and go to school at home.

Women: Be the financial decision maker you were born to be

Women are taking on more and more. This article outlines steps women can take to be an active financial decision maker in their household. Read more

How does compound interest work?

Compound interest happens when the interest you earn on your savings begins earning interest on itself. Learn how compound interest can increase your savings.

5 steps to building an emergency fund

Having extra funds available for emergencies is an essential part of your overall financial well-being — but saving can seem daunting. See five steps to build an emergency fund.

When to hire a financial professional

You've probably heard that financial professionals can help you reach financial goals — but how do they work? Learn more about working with a financial professional.

Young families: Considerations for staying at home versus working

New parents have many financial decisions to make right from the start. One may include whether a parent should stay at home or return to work. Learn more.

Year-end financial checklist: 9 personal finance tips for 2020

There are many financial items to consider as your calendar flips to the new year. Read on for 9 things to do to get the new year off to a solid start.

How to prioritize savings and investing goals

It’s important to be smart with your money. Here are some common questions answered and tips to help you prioritize your savings and investing goals.

6 tips for staying financially fit this summer

Summer can be more enjoyable when your finances don’t take a hit. Read on for tips to keeping your budget in shape.

How distance learning can impact the family

Financial and emotional challenges — and opportunities — abound while families live, work, and go to school at home.

Women: Be the financial decision maker you were born to be

Women are taking on more and more. This article outlines steps women can take to be an active financial decision maker in their household. Read more

compound interest

How does compound interest work?

Compound interest happens when the interest you earn on your savings begins earning interest on itself. Learn how compound interest can increase your savings.

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5 steps to building an emergency fund

Having extra funds available for emergencies is an essential part of your overall financial well-being — but saving can seem daunting. See five steps to build an emergency fund.

couple with advisor

When to hire a financial professional

You've probably heard that financial professionals can help you reach financial goals — but how do they work? Learn more about working with a financial professional.

Mother and daughter reading

Young families: Considerations for staying at home versus working

New parents have many financial decisions to make right from the start. One may include whether a parent should stay at home or return to work. Learn more.

Family enjoying an outdoor Christmas market

Year-end financial checklist: 9 personal finance tips for 2020

There are many financial items to consider as your calendar flips to the new year. Read on for 9 things to do to get the new year off to a solid start.

Man traveling with his dog in a car

How to prioritize savings and investing goals

It’s important to be smart with your money. Here are some common questions answered and tips to help you prioritize your savings and investing goals.

Family generations enjoying a backyard barbeque

6 tips for staying financially fit this summer

Summer can be more enjoyable when your finances don’t take a hit. Read on for tips to keeping your budget in shape.