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Challenge Week 4: Teach Me!

Some colleges and universities offer financial literacy services, events and programs such as workshops, peer to peer counseling and online courses.  This week’s challenge is to submit your ideas on how best to reach and teach college students about money management.  What format works best for you?  For example, do you prefer one-on-one, classes, special… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 3: Discover the Power of Savings

Tweet Developing good savings habits early can help you create a financial cushion for emergencies and reach your long-term savings goals like buying a more reliable car or making a down payment for a house. In fact, even putting aside a small amount each month can quickly add up. To help you visualize the benefits… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 2: Understand Your Student Loan Payment

Student loans are a major financial responsibility, so be sure to keep track of how much you owe and what your likely monthly payment will be when your graduate or leave school. This week’s challenge is to estimate those monthly payments using this handy student loan calculator.

Challenge Week 1: Plug the Small Leaks!

Controlling your money flow starts with a good review of your spending habits.  So our first challenge is to take a few minutes to review your spending habits.  You can do this by looking at your debit card transactions on your online statement or other spending records such as your check register and/or receipts. Look… Continue Reading

Timely Tax Tips

Don’t forget – April 15th is the deadline for filing your 2013 federal tax return. Even if you think you don’t have to file because your income was low, you may have to in order to get back any taxes you had withheld while working. You can file your federal taxes for free online, and… Continue Reading

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