Tag Archives: Saving

January 20, 2017

2017: A Financial Literacy Fresh Start

2017: A Financial Literacy Fresh Start

After the toasts and the festivities of New Year’s Eve have wound down, it’s time to make some resolutions for the fresh year ahead. To kick off 2017, below are some tips you can share with your students to start them off on the right financial foot in the New Year. They also make for a great and engaging lesson plan! Read more

June 24, 2015

Make the Most of Your Summer Budget

We’ve never understood the expression “lazy days of summer.” With everyone coming out of hibernation, it sure feels like there’s always so much going on.

Warm weather, longer days and extra free time can quickly lead to overbooked social calendars. They can also lead to overspending if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your vacation without maxing out your summer budget. Read more

June 8, 2015

Let Your Financial Future Commence!

Congratulations, Class of 2015! Graduation is an important milestone. You should be proud of the hard work and determination that have brought you this far.

You are about to embark on the next stage of your life, where many new challenges, independence, and financial responsibilities await you.

Here are some tips to help you use your money wisely and begin the next chapter on the right foot.  Read more

May 7, 2015

Mother’s Day Financial Tips

Moms are always looking out for our best interests, offering advice even if we don’t ask for it. ‘PUT ON A JACKET!’, ‘WEAR A HAT!’ you might have heard as a child, while running out the door. And, much to your chagrin, when you’re drenched and cold from the rain later, the familiar realization comes to mind…mom is always right. Read more

May 5, 2015

Mayday, Mayday: 10 Tips for Avoiding a Financial Crisis

In matters of personal finance, it is wise to hope for the best while preparing for the worst.

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that we all get thrown a financial curveball from time to time. Whether your car breaks down, your computer crashes, or you rack up unexpected medical bills, you will at some point be confronted with an expense that you didn’t see coming.  Read more

January 26, 2015

Your Financial Personality: The Penny Pincher

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We are excited to introduce a new series for the Pathway to Financial Success blog. Over the next few months, we will profile a common financial personality, detailing the respective strengths, weaknesses and areas to focus to help you improve your financial habits and meet your financial goals. To kick the series off, we are profiling the “Penny Pincher.” Read more

August 13, 2014

#MoneySmartSummer 6 – Budgeting Best Practices

Are you a teen struggling to create and stick to a budget? It is tempting to justify spending on an iced coffee (“it’s only a few dollars”), a cute scarf (“it’s on sale”) or even a low-cost monthly gym membership (“I’m taking care of my health!”)—but these small purchases add up over time and represent missed savings opportunities.  Read more