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How to Teach Financial Concepts to Kids

As much as we hate to admit it, money and finances dictate a lot about our life. When we teach our children to have a solid understanding of money we are setting them up for future success in life. You can begin teaching your kids about basic financial concepts as early as age 5.

50 Best Money Related Jokes

Let's be honest, sometimes talking money and finances is boring. To bring a little humor to our regular financial talk, we rounded up the best money jokes out there for your entertainment! 

Shop Like a Minimalist to Avoid Overspending

Do you feel like you have tried all the tricks in the book to curb your overspending habits? You’ve tried various budgeting tactics, couponing, skipping your morning latte, etc…and none of it seems to last more than a few days before your back to your old spending habits again? It could be because you are not changing the mindset you have about spending. Instead think like a minimalist when you’re shopping to help you make more informed decision about your purchases.

The Difference Between Saving and Investing

Ask almost anyone if they know there’s a difference between saving and investing and they’ll say yes. Ask them if they know what that difference is, though, and you’ll get a lot less positive answers.

The Difference Between APR and APY

When you look at interest rates, you’ll see two abbreviations pop up over and over again—APR and APY. Some financial institutions will show both the APR and APY for their finances, while others may show only one value or the other. To make things more confusing, the rates may only vary by a fraction of a percent.

Financial Planning: The Earlier the Better

It is never too soon to start saving for events that occur later on in life such as retirement. In fact, if you wait too long, it is simply not possible to reach savings targets in a short period of time. Here are some reasons why it is better to start putting aside money as soon as you are able.

Tips for Decorating on a Budget

We all want a beautiful home that looks like it belongs in a magazine. However, most of us don't have the budget to lavishly decorate and furnish our homes. In order to help you have a well decorated home you can be proud of, we have put together these tips for decorating on a budget.

Make Savings Easy: Automate As Much As You Can

You can make your life much easier by automating many tasks. Once you've spent the time up front setting up your system, that system will reward you by doing work for you. It’s easy to automate almost everything, including savings, spending and shopping.

Facebook Live Q&A Recap: Budgeting and Saving

Do you want to feel like you have more control over your finances? Maybe you just don’t quite know where to start? Or have you tried different tips and tricks before but run into bumps in the road along the way, and then reverted back to your old spending habits? Does this sound like you? To help you get started with budgeting and saving and to be successful long term we hosted a Facebook Live question and answer session. Here’s the video and a brief recap of what was discussed.

Simple Ways to Save and Invest

Establishing a savings account is the best way to help you financially deal with the uncertainties of life, such as job loss or medical expenses, and achieve your financial dreams, like paying for college, purchasing a car, traveling, buying a home or saving for retirement. Below are some simple ways to save and invest in your financial future.