Financial Advice

Establish Your Finances


Jump-Start Saving

Check out these ways to start an emergency fund—even when it seems like life is all emergency and no funds.

Mar 20, 2022


Building Credit from Scratch

If your credit history is sparse, start now to build it up. Having little or no credit is easy to fix with time, patience, and a strategy.

Mar 1, 2022


Credit Cards & College Students

Many college students are graduating with more than just a degree. Due to the proliferation of credit card companies on college campuses, they are also graduating with credit card debt.

Nov 8, 2021


Five Tips to Help Grads Build Wealth

When you graduate from college, you’ll likely have much of what you need to launch a career and save for the future. Consider these five financial tips for college graduates.

Sep 14, 2021


Not Going Off to College? 4 Ways Students Can Adjust

If going away to college this fall is no longer in the cards, here are some ways to adjust for your gap year.

Sep 1, 2021

Raise Money-Smart Kids

Learning how to manage money can be difficult for adults, and even more so for kids. With a little encouragement and a few tips, you can raise money-smart kids and set them up to be financially healthy adults.

Mar 12, 2021

Enjoy Your Holidays by Building a Budget

The holidays should be a time of joy — not a time for worrying about your account balance. Create your spending strategy to find the perfect gifts for the people you cherish without going over budget.

Mar 12, 2021

Good Debt

Most people encounter some form of debt in their lives. However, some debts are considered better than others. Understand how debt works, know where to go for help, and create a plan to better manage your debt.

Dec 18, 2020


Setting and Achieving Financial Goals

Do you ever wonder where you are really going, financially? All too often, financial dreams are abandoned in lieu of life’s practical obligations. They may seem unachievable, or even silly. But they’re not. You can go from dreaming to achieving financial health by following these five steps.

Jan 14, 2020

Students studying

How to Erase Student Debt Quickly

Students loans are a real concern for many graduates. Take advantage of these four tips for paying off your student loans quickly.

Sep 29, 2019

Graduation cap sitting on one hundered dollar bills

Three Tips to Help College Graduates Establish their Finances

Recent college graduates can take advantage of these three tips when they’re young, and be well on their way to establishing very strong personal finances from the start.

Aug 29, 2019


Tips for Teens to Maximize their First Paychecks

Getting that very first job is a rite of passage, and a major financial milestone for teenagers. Consider these recommendations to keep your teens on track once they start earning their own money at their first jobs.

Jun 4, 2019


Finance Tips for College Grads

Creating a bright financial future takes discipline and motivation, especially for those just embarking upon their careers after graduation. Here are a few key financial tasks that every recent grad should plan on.

Feb 19, 2019


How to Build Excellent Credit as a College Student

It’s not as hard as it might seem to build excellent credit as a college student. It starts with being responsible about your balances, your timeliness, and your borrowing power.

Jul 5, 2018


Your Teenager’s First Checking Account

Is your teenager ready for a checking account? Get three tips to put your teen on the right path to responsibly managing their money.

Jun 12, 2018