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Fighting to Save Money
Did you know that 32% of U.S. households do not have enough money saved to cover a $400 emergency expense? Maybe the needs in your household are...
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Happy Travels
When it comes to creating saving goals, we often think of big-ticket items such as saving for a down payment on a house, education, car, retirement,...
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Teens and Money: No failure to launch
In a world where teens face so many challenges and opportunities, how can we help make sure they learn effective money management skills? To begin...
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Read article: Five financial tips for single parents
Five financial tips for single parents
Growing up, I often heard if you want something done well, find the busiest person in the room and ask them. More often than not, that incredible...
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Life Transitions
Did you know that approximately...
How can I prepare for a vacation?
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How can I prepare for a vacation?
Traveling as a student can seem impossible. Between the checks from low paying university jobs and monthly allowances from parents, sometimes we must...
How can I stay motivated in achieving my financial goals?
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How can I stay motivated in achieving my financial goals?
Congratulations! You have taken action to get your financial life in order. Whether your goal is saving, budgeting, investing, or repaying debt, the...
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Train your brain
In this Family Financial Feuds episode, I had a mind-opening conversation with Karla Belzer about the role mindfulness plays in reducing stress about...

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Financial literacy series supports southern Illinois women in agriculture
MURPHYSBORO, Ill.— There are uncertainties with agriculture finances, but through a financial literacy series offered by Illinois Extension, women in agriculture can be prepared. Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options is a four-part program through Annie's Project, which empowers women in...
Improve well-being, health with 5 life lessons
URBANA, Ill. – Continued learning through all stages of life helps us to thrive physically, mentally, and financially. No matter your age, learn valuable life lessons in five monthly workshops which continue a tradition of supporting Illinois residents and communities with relevant and easy-to-...
Build money management skills early for a solid financial future
URBANA, Ill. — Building positive money habits early in life paves the way for long-term financial stability, but navigating topics such as spending, saving, investing, and managing debt can feel overwhelming, especially for young adults who are tackling financial responsibilities for the first...


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