The American Dream

Budgeting To Buy Your Home
See what the experts have to say about establishing a timeline and game plan, determining affordability, budgeting to buy, using a team of experts, and meeting qualifying ratios.

Smart Shopping For Your Home
Information about becoming an educated home shopper, planning for the future, choosing a lender, and understanding the difference between pre-qualified and pre-approved.

Getting The Right Loan
Helpful insight about financing options, understanding interest rates, factors affecting your payments, the value of good credit, becoming an educated borrower, and the four C’s of credit.

Closing On The House
See what the experts have to say about understanding the closing process, preparing for your closing, what to do with all the paperwork, and closing “in escrow.”

Maintaining Your Home
Helpful information about maintaining your home year round, protecting your investment, and tax savings.

In Case Of Trouble
Insight on what to do if you have trouble making your mortgage payment. Includes information on how to ask for help, the home foreclosure process, home retention plans, non-retention planning strategies, and rescue scams.

Financial Life Series

Opening Remarks
The host introduces the program.

Getting Married
The excitement of choosing rings and making wedding plans can overshadow some very serious financial decisions a couple must make.

Getting Married - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about dating and money, joining two financial lives, money personalities, debt, communication, budgeting and saving.

Paying for College
How does a family pay for college? There’s no simple answer, but getting solid information is the first step.

Paying for College - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about the costs of college, saving for college, and financing options.

Considering a New Job
Learn more about the considerations associated with changing jobs and evaluating new job opportunities.

Considering a New Job - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about considering a new job.

Buying a New Home
What’s the most important thing to consider when you buy a new home? Watch and find out.

Buying a New Home - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about new home considerations, including budgeting, credit, and homeownership expenses.

Starting a Family
You won’t want to miss this if you are expecting a baby or considering starting a family.

Starting a Family - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about budgeting for a baby.

Saving and Investing
Learn more about saving to achieve goals.

Saving and Investing - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about the difference between saving and investing, tracking expenses, and strategies for saving to achieve goals.

Taking On Acceptable Debt
What is the difference between good debt and bad debt? How much debt can I afford? Learn more about these and other important debt-related questions.

Taking On Acceptable Debt - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about good debt and bad debt.

Divorce
Divorce is never easy, and there are usually important financial issues that must be considered.

Divorce - Experts Comments
See what experts have to say about the emotional and financial sides of divorce.

Closing Remarks
The host closes the program. Find a trusted financial professional when dealing with the financial changes in your life.

Retirement Planning

Introduction
Sylvia, Allen, Lavinia, and Harold all have concerns about retirement. Watch as they discuss the challenges ahead.

Funding Your Retirement
Topics include social security benefits, working in retirement, and reverse mortgages.

Funding Your Retirement - Planning Strategies
See what experts have to say about sources of income, social security benefits, working in retirement, and reverse mortgages.

The Sandwich Generation
Discussion about the challenges of raising a grandchild, caring for a parent, and the cost of education.

The Sandwich Generation - Planning Strategies
See what experts have to say about caring for ourselves, our parents, and our children and grandchildren.

Managing Your Money
Topics include emergency cash resources, budgeting on a fixed income, savings, credit card use, debt management, and avoiding fraud.

Managing Your Money - Planning Strategies
See what experts have to say about budgeting on a fixed income, spending wisely, credit card use, debt management, saving strategies, emergency cash resources, and avoiding fraud.

New Beginnings
Examine the social aspect of retirement, including leisure time and personal relationships.

New Beginnings - Planning Strategies
See what experts have to say about leisure time, lifestyle changes, and the financial impact on inter-personal relationships.

Health and Medical Care
Learn more about issues regarding medical care and insurance in your retirement years.

Health and Medical Care - Planning Strategies
See what experts have to say about health insurance, Medicare, long-term care, and other health solutions geared to seniors.

Caring for Your Heirs
Explore the legal aspects of elder care, including wills and powers-of-attorney.

Caring for Your Heirs - Planning Strategies
See what experts have to say about estate planning, powers-of-attorney, wills, and a living trust.

Banking Videos

1 - Banking Is Introduction
Meet Lance and Maya as they discuss how important it is for students to learn about smart money management.

2 - Earning Money: Let's Make Some Money
Discussion about responsibilities that go along with getting that first job and earning a regular pay check.

3 - Budgeting: A Strategy That Always Wins
Topics include cash flow, budgeting and tips for making smart financial decisions.

4 - Saving Money: A Penny Saved...
Explore strategies for saving money and earning interest to achieve your financial goals.

5 - Checking Accounts: Just Let Me Check That
A look at checking accounts, creditor fees and tips for avoiding insufficient funds.

6 - Banking Electronic: Let Your Fingers Do The Banking
Electronic banking concepts and tips.

7 - Credit and Credit Scores: You Can’t Use What You Don’t Have
Information about credit reports, credit scores, using credit cards wisely and establishing a positive credit history.

8 - Buying A Car: Living in the Present
Find out about buying a car, financing a car loan, cosigning and the costs of owning a car.

Tips & Advice
Helpful personal finance tips and advice for students and young adults.