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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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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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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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Save for Your Retirement

Add $50,000, $100,000 or even $500,000 to Your Retirement Savings Your personal savings are one of the four building blocks of a financially secure retirement along with your company's retirement…
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Top 10 Tips to Financial Freedom

Spend less than you earn. Develop a savings plan and pay yourself first. Understand the power of compounding interest. Be mindful of the future. Save and invest regularly for the…
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Podcast: Protecting Your Mail

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/P7_ProtectingYourMail.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss a few ways to keep you mail safe.…
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Podcast: Protecting Your Credit Card Activities

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/P3_ProtectingYourCreditCardActivities.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review some ways to protect your credit card activities.…
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Podcast: Protecting Against Investment Scams on the Internet

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/P5_ProtectingAgainstInvestmentScamsOnInternet.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review some ways to protect yourself from investment scams…
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Podcast: Prevent Credit Identity Theft

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/P1_PreventCreditIdentityTheft.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review some steps to help keep you from becoming…
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