Category Archives: Savings and Investing

How Parents and Teens Should Talk About Money

Many teenagers become adults without ever learning how to handle money responsibly. That’s because their parents don’t teach them how to do it. So why don’t parents and students talk about money as often as they should and what are … Continue reading

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Saving for the Future

Many adults, and especially young adults, think they have plenty of time to start saving for retirement. But getting a good start and sticking to a savings plan will give you a critical head start towards retirement security. Mitchell Sanders reports. Continue reading

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Alternatives to Heavy Bank Fees

Many young people are exploring ways to hold and manage money apart from a traditional bank account. Mitchell Sanders explores the advantages and disadvantages of these different options and what questions you ought to ask yourself before leaving your bank. Continue reading

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding offers a convenient and effective platform for raising money, whether for a medical emergency or launching a new business. What are the best ways to stand out when using crowdfunding options and how can potential donors determine which causes … Continue reading

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Long-Term Investment

Planning for retirement doesn’t sound like much fun when you’re still in school but getting started as soon as possible can make a big difference because the banking bonanza known as compound interest. Jenna Suchyta walks us through the wide … Continue reading

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The Cost of Home Ownership: Major Expenses Beyond the Mortgage

For most new homeowners the big financial concern is being able to meet the monthly mortgage payment.  However, there are many other large, recurring costs that must be considered before signing all those papers.  Eli Baker explains.

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Is Your College Degree Worth the Cost?

With the cost of higher education soaring, Radio America’s Julia Arciga explores whether the benefits of college outweigh the massive price tag. She also examines how much debt is worth taking on to get that diploma.

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The Secrets to Successful Savings

When you start earning a paycheck, many options seem more attractive than saving that money to build for your future. Radio America’s Julia Arciga explains why saving is crucial and the smartest ways to go about it. Continue reading

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