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You know that to be successful at anything, you need to approach it with a plan and with goals and deadlines to achieve them. This is true for your home and work life, and it’s equally true with your financial life. Whenever you attempt to just “wing it” at something, it never turns out as well as it would have had you spent time with it and been prepared. Start managing your money and stop just “winging it.”

It may seem like there is no way to cut costs on groceries every week, but here are a few things you can do to help cut down on how much you spend at the store.

Money as You Grow

Money as You Grow

7/29/2012 with 1 comments

Developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Money as You Grow provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow.

Categories: College, Finances, Planning, Saving

There are so many things that an incoming college student needs, and with the cost of college tuition, there isn’t a lot leftover for much else. Whether you are the one having to buy these items, or your parents, setting up a budget is important.

Between birthdays, babies, weddings, and anniversaries (and not to mention all of the holidays), giving gifts can get pretty expensive. Of course you want to celebrate the occasion and recognize someone you care about, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. Here are a few tips to help you save money on gifts.

This is a great question to ask yourself no matter where you are financially. If you are spending more than you bring in, you need to question where your money is going and what it is accomplishing in your life. So, what can you live without? Here are few items to help you get started improving your life financially as well as mentally.

Categories: College, Finances, Planning, Saving

Summer’s here for college students and plans are being made to enjoy the time off of school. How will you spend your summer: going out, pool parties, the lakes? Whatever your plans, it’s difficult not to spend all the money you make (and then some) on summer activities. Here are a few tips to help you have fun and still keep money in your pocket.

If you are like most teenagers, you're not sure "what you want to be when you grow up." Teenage years are tough because it's a time when many major choices must be made: college, course of study, profession. These choices can cause a little stress. How could a young person possibly know the answers to these questions?

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