Curriculum and Workbooks
Would you like to teach a finance class or practice applying financial principles into your personal life? These resources will assist you.
Our answers to your #1 money questions
Home Sweet Home - Should I/we Rent or Buy? That’s a very good question!
Are you among the growing group of Americans who are paying rent for their home, condo or apartment long-term? Perhaps this option works well for you or maybe you are open to home ownership but have lots of questions you need answered before making such a
What is a Money Accountability Pal?
Money Accountability Pal (MAP) = A person you confide in regularly about progress towards a current money goal or when making major money decisions. Your MAP is somebody who will cheer you on and support you. Someone you could check in with regularly to
What You Need to Do When Preparing to Buy a Home
One of the most common mistakes homebuyers make is looking at a home they can’t afford. Here’s a few things to consider when evaluating your financial situation in preparation for probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life:
Inexpensive Date Ideas
"Date Night" doesn't have to break the bank! Here's a list of meaningful and fun date ideas that you can do at home!
if you are like many people (myself included) the idea of budgeting seems overwhelming and makes you feel anxious. It can seem impossible to lay out a budget and stick to it. However, there are some things you can do to help you build budgeting skills. I’
What is the Best Way to Build Credit?
If you, or someone you know, may be considering building or improving their credit score, here are a few strategies that may help.
When is it Worthwhile to spend More on a High-Quality Item?
The first thing to keep in mind when answering this question is that price is not always directly related to quality. Just because an item has a higher price doesn’t always mean it will be higher quality.
How can I stay focused on my financial goals and still afford to be generous?
Being generous and making plans to give financially during this time of year can add additional budget overwhelm. There are a couple of ways to manage being generous during the holidays without breaking your budget.
Home Maintenance Checklist
Entering the world of home ownership is likely one of the biggest investments you will ever make. To protect your investment, consider employing a couple of safeguards that will help you save money and retain the value of your home.
How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
One principle of learning to save money is learning to reduce costs. An easy approach, often overlooked, is to find simple ways to save on the costs associated with owning a home. This can be done by conducting a home energy audit.
How to Build up a Holiday Fund
The months of October through January can feel like a never-ending season of festivities – all of which involve money. You know, the trip (or two) to the corn maze, the costumes, the pumpkins, the extra candy, the gifts, the donations, the trip, the extra
How can I save money without feeling like I can't ever spend money?
A common conundrum when managing your personal finances is figuring out how to save money without feeling so strapped. If you have ever asked yourself this question then the following tips are for you: pay yourself first, automate your savings payment, a
Where to Start with Insurance Needs?
It’s a good idea to review your insurance each year and make sure you have adequate coverage. November is a great time to do this because if you purchase your own Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance through federal and state marketplaces, open enro
How Do I Budget for Non-Monthly Expenses
The simple answer to this question is when you are putting your budget together you write down all of your expenses that you don’t pay each month and the amount. Add all the amounts together and divide that number by 12. This will give you the amount you
How to Manage Your Cash Flow?
Are you wondering how much you should be saving? Or how much should you be putting towards paying off debt? We have the answer to those questions!
How to Make a Food Budget?
If you are new to budgeting it can be difficult to figure out how much to plan on spending on food. Unlike other items in our budget, the grocery budget can fluctuate greatly from month to month.
Refinancing - When is it a good Idea?
Wondering whether it’s a good time to refinance your home mortgage? If you plan to stay in your current home for more than a few years, here are the top scenarios when the cost of refinancing may be in your favor.
Can you share ideas on how we, as a couple, can work together on our finances without ending up in an argument?
Money affects every facet of our lives, particularly our relationship with our partner. Marriage.com lists financial stress as the No. 2 reason for divorce among couples.