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The Cost of College Life

The Cost of College Life Going to college incurs a lot of expenses that aren’t listed on a tuition or room & board bill. Are you planning for all the day-to-day costs of college life? One of the many mysteries of college, especially freshman year, is what being there is actually going to cost. Sure, you know there’s tuition. But …

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Planning a Will

Planning a WillWhere there’s a will, there’s a way to make your wishes known. A will is a legal document that transfers your property after you die, and names the people who will settle your estate (all the money and property owned by you, especially at death), care for any minor children you may have, and administer any trusts the …

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Your Personalized Financial Wellness Assessment

Financial Wellness AssessmentKnowing your strengths and weaknesses is the first step toward building financial wellness. The Financial Wellness Assessment lets you take a step back, analyze your spending, budgeting, and saving habits so you can reflect on how you’re currently managing personal finances. This assessment addresses your individual financial decisions and goals before giving you recommendations on where you can …

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3 Tried and True Facts About Personal Finance

3 Tried and True Facts About Personal FinancesNo matter your age or stage in life, it pays to know the facts about personal finances. When you understand the basics, you can set yourself up for success and build a healthy financial future. Here are three facts to know about personal finance to get on the right track: Fact #1 — …

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What are some drawbacks of Online Banks?

Online Banks vs. Credit UnionsOnline banks operate without branches. But what else may they be lacking? 2020 was a year when everyone was required to stay “safer at home”, and the use of online-only banks increased faster than it would have without a pandemic. So, you may have been hearing about online banks more often and wondering what online banks …

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Teaching Money Skills at Home

Teaching Money Skills at HomeHow do you teach money skills at home? Getting better with money is easier than you think. It’s crucial for you and your family to know basic money skills, but how do you approach teaching them? Luckily, you’re making financial decisions every day—you simply need to let kids in on the conversation. Money Skills = Financial …

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6 Tips For Financial Spring Cleaning

6 Tips For Financial Spring CleaningSpring has officially sprung, so right now is the perfect time for some financial spring cleaning. Time to clear your desk of paper clutter, purge the super old tax documents and pay-stubs from ten years ago, and get your financial house in order. Here are 6 ways to get organized and have that fresh-start feeling …

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5 Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

The 5 Factors That Affect Your Credit ScoreWhat are the reasons behind why your credit score may be low?  And, what are some simple ways to boost it? By Greenpath Financial Wellness Whether you’re looking to get your first credit card for everyday expenses or take out a mortgage to purchase your first home, credit is an essential tool for helping people to meet …

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Your Stimulus Check FAQ

Your Stimulus Check FAQThe Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) provides needed assistance to businesses, expansions to unemployment insurance, and direct relief checks to many Americans. COVID-19: Stimulus check relief for March of 2021 Check Your Status: You can check in on the status of your stimulus check and read the Internal Revenue Service’s FAQ here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment Need to …

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Five Hidden Ways to Boost Your Tax Refund

5 Hidden Ways to Boost Your Tax Refund Tax time is just around the corner. Wouldn’t a big fat tax refund come in handy? Here are steps you can take now to boost your tax refund when you file after the first of the year. 1. Itemize your deductions. The standard deduction is $12,400, so it’s tempting to claim it …