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Improve your financial future by gaining a better understanding of a broad range of personal finance topics, including creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely. These tools, resources and tips can help you build strong solid money management skills that will serve you today and for years to come.

Practical Money Matters Article Series
Prepare Your Budget for Closing Costs When Buying a Home

In the market for a new home? Setting a realistic budget lets you move quickly when you find the right property.Read more
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Money Scene

A Practical Money Skills series that explores ways to scale back, and still live richly. Click here for Money Scene archives.

  • Money Habits to Curb Seven Money Habits to Curb Now
    Do you buy items without checking prices or weighing your needs versus wants? Does the idea of saving for retirement seem tedious so you just forget about it? Believe it or not, these are financial habits that may seem harmless, but that could pose a serious threat to your financial security in the long run. Here are some of the most common bad money habits to watch for. Read more
  • Frugal Parenting Tips for Frugal Parenting
    In today's culture, it is easy to believe that the more we spend on our children, the more we love them. Ironically, especially in these tough economic times, one of best things we can do for our kids is to show them how to enjoy life and still live within our means. Here are some tips to help parents cut back spending, while still showing the love. Read more
  • Downsizing The Upside to Downsizing
    Downsize often has a negative meaning in relation to the workplace; but when it comes to your home, car and lifestyle, simplifying can actually be positive–improving your peace of mind and your financial outlook. In America, many of us are continuing to live beyond our means. In an effort to improve your finances and lifestyle, here are a few things you might consider downsizing. Read more

Credit & Debt
Saving & Spending
Life Events
Credit and Debt - Saving Spending - Life Events

Many Americans struggle with debt. The key to overcoming debt and improving your financial health is creating a solid plan for repaying what you owe. Read more

Choosing the right bank is an important step. As with any financial decision, it's good to sit down beforehand and figure out what you want and need. Read more

Welcome to the Workforce
You've been in school for what seems like your entire life. But what feels like the end of one part of your life is actually the beginning of a much larger part of your life. Read more

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