Videos: Saving

The following videos cover saving strategies to plan for your future. Saving Matters Setting Money Goals Bank Accounts Budgets Save Like Mike Ways to Save During Tax Time Make the Most…
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Videos: Identity Theft and Protection

The following videos cover how you can protect your identity. What Is Identity Theft? Why Care About Identity Theft? Don't be an Online Victim Identity Theft Rapid Response Tips Recovering…
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Maximize the Value of Your IRA

Maximize Your IRA   Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) continue to be one of the most powerful ways to accumulate funds for a financially secure retirement, for several reasons: IRAs are…
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Financial Factoids: Issues for Parents

Automatic Savings Plans to Fund College The costs of attending college are high and they keep growing. Transferring $250 each month to a child’s custodial account will accumulate to almost…
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Board of Directors Voting

The FFA has a volunteer Board of Directors responsible for directing and controlling the affairs of the Financial Fitness Association, which results in the effective and efficient operation of the organization. Learn more.

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Are You Laddering Your CD Maturities?

Shorter-term certificates offer more flexibility, but usually with lower rates. You could get higher rates with longer-term maturities, but what happens if rates go up even more? Choosing a combination of maturities can combine the best of both…

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Personal Finance Calendar

Managing your personal finances is an ongoing process that requires discipline.  Most people are successful at making sure the bills get paid and often saving a little on a regular…
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Investing in Municipal Bonds

Investing in Municipal Bonds   You may want to consider municipal bonds as part of the fixed income portion of your investment portfolio.   States, cities and other local authorities issue…
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Evaluating Debt Consolidation

If you are like most Americans, your mail box is filled with offers for credit cards, mortgage refinancing and home equity loans. Many of those offers stress the benefits of…
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