Posts Categorized: Money

When it comes to personal finance, everyone’s situation is unique. No one has the same bills, rent, debts, or lifestyle. When you’re ready to take control of your financial lifestyle, you need a plan that will answer your specific problems, not your neighbor’s. At credit.org, our trained coaches are ready to review your unique situation…

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Earlier this year, the Department of Education and the Treasury Department released the results of their third annual financial literacy challenge, a test administered to high school students throughout the country. The average score this year was 69%, a sign that today’s students are ill prepared for the financial responsibilities that they’ll face as young…

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I wish I had learned about the power of compounding a long time ago. As a kid I walked dogs in the neighborhood, earning $5 a week. If I’d started investing that weekly $5 from age nine until 65, it would have grown to $254,000, assuming an 8 percent return. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch compounding…

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Setting goals is a crucial part of obtaining financial freedom. We stress goal-setting with all of our clients, and here we offer 7 steps to ensuring you will be successful in achieving your goals. When we educate consumers about achieving financial freedom, goals come up early and often.