Personal Finance

How do I Raise my Kids to be Financially Independent Adults

How do I raise my kids to become financially independent adults? It’s commendable to try raising your kids today with an eye toward their future. Teaching your children how to be financially independent will help smooth the transition into adulthood. It will also give them the tools they need to achieve…
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Why You Need to Be Financially Fit

Individual Americans spend hundreds of dollars a year and at least as many hours on keeping themselves physically fit — but too many people neglect their financial health. Just like physical health, being financially fit is crucial to your wellbeing, your future and your quality of life. Here’s…
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How to Invest in Your Future by Opening a Retirement Fund

I’m ready to invest in my future, but I need some help getting started. How do I choose the retirement plan that’s are right for me? Here’s what you need to know about the most common retirement plans and how to choose the path that best suits your needs: Save For Retirement If you are...Read More
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All You Need to Know About Share Certificates

Few people want to risk their hard earned savings. Whether you’ve just received a lump sum through a work bonus, inheritance or other unexpected windfall, or you’ve been saving for a while until you’ve built a sizeable nest egg, you likely want to park your savings in a place that offers your money…
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5 Reasons To Open A Money Market Account

Are you looking for a place to park your savings dollars? Do you need an account that blends accessibility with a more than standard rate of return? Savings accounts are an ideal home for funds you want to put away for emergency or special purposes. Checking accounts are the way to go for money you...Read…
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Direct Deposit Safe Simple And Convenient

Direct deposit is by far the most common way to get paid in America. In fact, 93% of U.S. employees are paid by direct deposit, according to the American Payroll Association’s “Getting Paid in America” Survey. Direct deposit transmits your paycheck from your employer’s business account directly…
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All You Need to Know About Checking Accounts

The most obvious things in life are often overlooked, and your checking account is just one of them. Most people hardly give a thought to this important account and how to best manage it effectively. We’re here to change that. Here’s all you need to know about checking accounts: What is a checking…
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It’s not too late to contribute to an IRA

An individual retirement account (IRA) allows you to save money for retirement in a tax-advantaged way. An IRA is an account set up at a financial institution that allows an individual to save for retirement with tax-free growth or on a tax-deferred basis. The 3 main types of IRAs each have different…
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National Financial Literacy Month

  In 2004, the U.S. Congress designated April as National Financial Literacy Month. Our goal this April is to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education. The goal goes beyond helping our members learn more about finances to helping them actually improve their personal and…
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