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Managing Money

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    Achieving Financial Goals
    We all have goals we want to reach and envision big dreams for our future. Maybe you want to retire early. Or, perhaps, you want to be debt free within the next five years. In this video, we'll discuss steps you can take to reach your personal financial goals.…more
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    Invest Quest
    Think you’re making your money work for you in the most efficient way? Test your investment IQ in this game to see if you have what it takes…more
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    Everything You Need to Know About Managing Financial Stress
    Whether it’s Amazon prime or a sale at your favorite store, it’s easy to spend too much when all you have to do is enter a credit card number from your…more
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    Financial Planning for an Uncertain Future
    Financial Planning for an Uncertain Future
    During uncertain times, like we've seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to know how to plan your financial future. Setting goals can be helpful not just for your financial future, but also for lowering your stress because you will be working from a predetermined plan.…more
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    How is my Credit Score Calculated?
    Lenders look to your credit score as an indicator of the likelihood that you will pay back your loan. A lender will also use your credit score.…more
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    Money$marts
    Money$marts
    Can you guess how much our contestants know about money, pop culture and student loans?…more
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    The Power of Habit as It Applies to Personal Finance
    Everything about life goes back to habits, and it’s all about developing good habits as opposed to bad ones in order to live a productive and happy life. This is especially true for personal finance…more
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    Turning Your Financial Goals Into a Plan That You Can Stick To
    Turning Your Financial Goals Into a Plan That You Can Stick To
    When thinking ahead and planning for your future, certain goals may come to mind. Maybe you want to retire by the age of 60 with substantial savings, or perhaps you want to be debt free within the next five years. These financial goals can be attained—but not without intention and planning.…more
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    5 Sneaky Ways You Can Spend Less Money
    Unfortunately, most of us, especially young people, cannot combat the urge to spend, so we end up with a zero or an insignificant amount in savings. In this article, we’re going to learn how to resist the urge to spend money by using mental tricks. No more impulse purchases and overspending!…more