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It's a Money Thing

It's a Money Thing®

Financial education should be fun.

Who said financial education has to be serious and boring? We are inviting young adults to join our main character, Jen, on her journey to understand everything there is to know about money. Each lesson tackles an important financial topic and includes a video and article. New content is highlighted monthly, so come back often to learn more!

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Building a Budget


Budgeting is a skill that helps you make smart decisions with your money. It ensures that you're spending less than you earn, it prepares you for life's curveballs, and it funds your goals and your dreams. If you're new to budgeting or if you don't feel confident with your current mix of budgeting tools, give proportional budgeting a try. The 50/30/20 budget recommends that you spend 50% of your income on needs, 30% on wants, and 20% on savings.  Read More...


Pay Yourself First

Like going to the gym or eating a healthy diet, saving money is one of those concepts that’s simple to grasp but weirdly challenging to put into practice. We understand its benefits. But paycheck after paycheck, it’s the same routine: after the bills have been paid and the regular expenses have been looked after, there just isn’t quite enough left over for our savings goals. Paying yourself first is an effective savings strategy because it takes willpower right out of the equation. Read More...

 

Emergency Fund Boot Camp

An emergency fund is an essential part of your personal finances. Its importance is stressed in almost every personal finance book and budgeting blog, and yet 26% of Americans currently have no emergency fund in place. Of those who do have an emergency fund, up to two-thirds do not have the often-recommended six months’ worth of expenses saved up. If an emergency fund is so important, why do so many put off contributing to one?  Read More...

 

 

This content is designed for users ages 13 and older.