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College Savings Plans: What You Need to Know

Whether you’re saving for your child to go to college or planning the next chapter of your career, you have several options to choose from when it comes to paying for school. The good news is that you’re thinking about your options ahead of time, which should help you make the most of your money as you prepare to further your education. 529 plans can be confusing but learning about these programs will help you save money over time as you finance your education, regardless of where you decide to go to school.

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The Power of Compound Interest

It’s no secret that compound interest can be a huge asset when it comes to your finances. But it can also be a recipe for disaster if you’re having trouble making monthly payments on your mortgage, student loans, or credit card bills.

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Five Tips for Tax Season

Have you filed your tax return yet? If you're worried about preparing your taxes, use these tips to help get you ready for tax season.

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Do Youth Accounts Help Kids in College?

Read this article to learn how a youth account can help your kids succeed in college.

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A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids

As a parent, you might struggle with when and what to teach your children about money management. Is five too early to earn an allowance? Should you share the family budget with your children? When should teens learn about credit? These are all important questions, and it’s often not easy to know the answers. Kids have different levels of interest in financial education. But research tells us that by the age of five most children understand money and what it can do. The information below offers more specific guidelines for different age groups. Again, these are just guidelines. What decisions you make about when and what to teach at home depend on your family situation, household budget and how comfortable you are in the role of teacher.

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Four Ways to Help Build Your Savings

Saving money can feel like a challenge. Even thinking about saving – when you’re trying to pay off existing debt – can be stressful. But, it doesn’t have to be. You can start to save more by using these strategies.

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Four Important Money Principles to Learn

If you could only learn four things about money, what would they be? Read this article to learn about four essential money principles that can help you take control of your finances.

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Want to be happier, healthier and more productive? Try learning about money.

We’ve all heard sayings like you can’t buy happiness or money is the root of all evil. While people may have negative feelings around money due to bad experiences in the past, that doesn’t mean that money can’t be a positive part of a person’s future. Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it can help someone achieve their goals in other areas such as providing for their family, having more freedom around lifestyle choices and taking care of their health.

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Managing Money Personalities

Money means different things to different people and can motivate people in unique ways. When thinking about how to manage your personal finances, remember that there is not a perfect, one-size fits all strategy. Adapt plans to your personality so that they are easy to follow through on and rewarding. While money is important, it is a tool meant to make your life better and shouldn’t rule your life. The first step to having a better relationship with money, is to first know yourself. Take this quiz to find out your money personality.

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Video: Living on Your Own

Watch this video for some tips on how to be financially prepared to live on your own for the first time.

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Video: Earning Money Online

Watch this video for ideas on how to earn extra money online.

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Video: Rule of 72

Watch this video to learn more about the rule of 72 and how you can use it to help plan your savings goals.

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Video: Tips on How to Manage your Money in College

Between classes and studying, Ent gives you seven tips to help you manage your money during your college years.

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Video: Learn to Save in Six Easy Steps

Want to start saving - but don't know where to start? Learn to save in these six easy steps!
 
 
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Video: Know Your Checking Account

Watch this video to learn about the basics of a checking account.

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Video: Income Essentials

Watch this video to learn more about the different factors that affect your income and earning potential throughout your career.

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Video: How Does Compound Interest Work?

Watch this video to learn about how compound interest works and why's it's so important for your finances.