Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 

Related Content

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

 

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

View all articles arrow

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

View all calculators arrow

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

View all presentations arrow

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The $200,000 Difference

When creating an investment strategy, remember that small increases in return can add up over time.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

View all videos arrow