It’s Never too Early to Make a Financial Plan for Your Future

How Can Personal Finance and Economics Make a Difference in Your Life? Personal finance is important because it helps people understand how to manage their money. It provides us with a foundation for financial health and allows us to save more and spend less. Personal finance can also help us avoid accumulating debt...

America Saves Week – Day 4: Saving to Retire

America Saves Week is the perfect time to start thinking about retirement. Saving to retire doesn’t have to be complicated.  There are plenty of reputable financial advisors out there to assist you along the way. The key is to determine how much to save for retirement based on what you’ll realistically need and then...

America Saves Week – Day 3: Save for the Unexpected

The following content is part of our America Saves Week Series and is provided by americasaves.org Nearly a quarter of savers who take the America Saves pledge chose “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. And they have the right idea. Research shows that low-income families with at least $500 in...

America Saves Week – Day 1: Save with a Plan

Join Us for America Saves Week! America Saves Week is here! Each day this week, we'll post new tips and resources to help you meet your personal savings goals.  Will you join us in taking the pledge?  Create a simple savings plan when you take the America Saves Pledge for a chance to win up to $750. Day 1: Save...

Behind on Auto Payments? You’re Not Alone. Here’s How to Handle It

If you feel like you’ve been struggling to keep up with car payments, you’re not alone: According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, over 7 million Americans are at least 90 days behind on their auto loans. It’s no secret that increased financial stress can weigh heavily on your personal...

Seven Million Americans Delinquent on Auto Loans Could Be a Bad Sign

Featuring Jeremy Lark, Senior Manager of Client Services The U.S. is at an all-time high for auto loan delinquencies. Is this the sign of overborrowing or overconfidence in the economy's strength? Seven million people are at least 90 days behind in their car payments, according to a report from the Federal Reserve...

Love, Money and You! 3 Steps to Practicing Financial Self-Care this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air!  As you celebrate the love you share with that special someone in your life, be sure to also set aside some time to tend to another very important relationship —your relationship with yourself. Otherwise known as self-care, a commitment to your personal needs can...

Cancer Costs: How To Manage Housing Expenses During Treatment

Featuring Kathy Conley, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist A cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking without adding financial worries to the mix. If bills pile up and wages grind to a halt, it can become impossible to manage expenses and can lead to an unbearable degree of stress. Amid crushing cancer costs and smaller paychecks,...

Behind on Your Mortgage?

Sometimes, unplanned events – a  sudden job loss or medical expenses, for example – can impact your ability to pay the mortgage. It happens to many of us. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself if you're behind on your mortgage. Read The Homeowners Guide to Success The Homeowner’s Guide to Success...

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