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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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    Analyzing Your Budget
    Besides listing your income and expenses, your budget can help you analyze your spending and identify ways to save money.…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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    8 Essential Financial Figures to Know
    What are the most important numbers to know regarding your finances? Read on to find out…more
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    The Do's and Don'ts of Managing a Tight Budget as a College Student
    The Do's and Don'ts of Managing a Tight Budget as a College Student
    The college experience can serve as a training ground for future life management. The financial skills you learn as a student will definitely be valuable tools for budgeting once you're no longer a student and budgeting in the "real world." Here are some dos and don’ts for students trying to manage their budgets.…more
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    Ways to Help You Reach Your Savings Goal Faster
    Saving for a goal? Here are some key tips on how to get there fast…more