Rule of 72

Rule of 72 Compound interest means earning interest on your interest -you can use the Rule of 72 to approximate how long it will take for an investment to double at a given interest rate. Additional Resources: Guide Infographic Infographic Transcript More Financial Education It’s a Money Thing is a registered trademark of Currency […]

Organizing Your Finances

Organizing Your Finances Organizing your finances can reduce stress. But with all the documents that are stashed away in that mile high of stack of papers that we all avoid, what should we keep and what should we toss? Additional Resources: Guide Infographic Infographic Transcript More Financial Education It’s a Money Thing is […]

Saving for Retirement

Saving for Retirement Even little changes can make a huge impact on a long term savings goal that has decades to compound and grow. Because time is on your side, there is a lot of value in prioritizing contributions (even small ones) to your savings goals now. Below is a video that discusses retirement plan […]

Work of College?

Work or College? Choosing between work and college (or balancing a combination of both) is more than an economic comparison. It affects your entire lifestyle and can determine where you live and how you spend your time. Learn important factors that will be helpful when making this life decision in the video below 🙂 Additional […]

How to Save on Tuition

How to Save on Tuition School is important. It’s also expensive. Offset the costs of post-secondary education the smart way by using free money, your money and borrowed money (in that order). Learn more on how to finance your education with Jen in the video below. Be sure to check out the guide & infographic 🙂 […]

Building a Budget

Building a Budget Budgeting helps you make smart decisions with your money. It ensures that you’re spending less than you earn, it prepares you for life’s curve balls, and it funds your goals and your dreams. Unfortunately, budgeting is often seen as restrictive and overwhelming. Financial priorities are deeply personal, so it can be challenging […]

Making Money

Making Money What do you want to be when you grow up? If you want your career dreams to come cure, be sure to think about three things: Income is the money you earn when an employer hires you to work at a job Skills are the things you do well. Some skills come naturally, […]

Spending Money

Spending Money We all have to make choices about how to spend our money. Before you buy something, think about whether it’s a want or a need. A need is something you must have in order to survive Food Water Shelter A want is something you would like to have, but you can live without it […]

Saving Money

Saving Money People save money to make large purchases. People save money to build the future they want. People save money to prepare for emergencies. Saving money is a skill. The more you practice, the better you get. What is something you want to save money for? How can you practice saving money? Let’s look at two places where […]

Avoiding Lifestyle Creep

Avoiding Lifestyle Creep Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about all of the amazing lifestyle changes that await you just beyond your next pay raise? Have you ever fantasized about how to spend a work bonus, only to have the money instantly disappear into your monthly spending? If this sounds familiar, you might be prone […]