Tweens & Teens - 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Life-Stages/Tweens-Teens en-US The Frugal Habits of Millionaires http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/The-Frugal-Habits-of-Millionaires http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/The-Frugal-Habits-of-Millionaires We've all heard the saying "It takes money to make money." So how can you find extra dollars to save and invest? If you're looking to improve your financial position, consider putting some of these habits into practice.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:35:06 EST
Don’t Make These Five Online Shopping Mistakes http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Don-t-Make-These-Five-Online-Shopping-Mistakes http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Don-t-Make-These-Five-Online-Shopping-Mistakes Online spending in the United States is expected to hit $370 billion by 2017, up from $262 billion in 2013, according to Forrester Research. Consumers were most likely to shop for books, stationery or office supplies, followed by apparel and consumer electronics, based on an NPD Group study. Online shopping can be a great convenience, but there are steps you should take to ensure a safe and satisfying experience. Here are five mistakes to avoid.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:55:35 EST
Take Control of Holiday Spending! http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Take-Control-of-Holiday-Spending http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Take-Control-of-Holiday-Spending What are your holiday shopping plans this year? American retail holiday spending totaled about $580 billion in 2012, according to the National Retail Foundation, up 3% from the previous year. This is clearly a time of year when people dig deep into their pockets to pay for holiday gifts and celebrations, but that doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget. 

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:50:38 EST
Real-life Financial Tips for Different Generations http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/Real-life-Financial-Tips-for-Different-Generations http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/Real-life-Financial-Tips-for-Different-Generations Do you remember The Game of Life®? In Milton Bradley's popular board game, players progress through life stages making decisions that affect their prosperity. Like those players, today's generations face financial decisions with lasting effects. Here are some tips for staying focused despite life's ups and downs.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:51:14 EST
Healthy Personal Finance Resolutions for the New Year http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Healthy-Personal-Finance-Resolutions-for-the-New-Year http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Healthy-Personal-Finance-Resolutions-for-the-New-Year The new year is the time when many individuals start making resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. And while resolving to eat better and exercise more is a good thing, you should be sure to make resolutions that pertain to the overall health of your personal finances as well.

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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:14:40 EST
Four Things to Do in the Four Years Before College http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Paying-for-Education/Preparing-for-College/Four-Things-to-Do-in-the-Four-Years-Before-College http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Paying-for-Education/Preparing-for-College/Four-Things-to-Do-in-the-Four-Years-Before-College For your child, high school means football games, a driver's license, SATs, and the prom. For you, it means college is right around the corner. Before your child starts touring college campuses, here are four things you can do to get ready.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:04:16 EDT
New Year's Financial Resolutions http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/New-Year-s-Financial-Resolutions http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-and-Saving/New-Year-s-Financial-Resolutions Should old finances be forgot, and never brought to mind? It may be a new year, but your financial decisions of the past are still here. The beginning of the year is a great time to sit down and evaluate your spending: past , present and future. Here are a few tips and tools to help you start 2012 on the right financial foot.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:38:48 EST
Tax-Advantaged College Savings Strategies http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Paying-for-Education/College-Savings-Options/Tax-Advantaged-College-Savings-Strategies http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Paying-for-Education/College-Savings-Options/Tax-Advantaged-College-Savings-Strategies You're ready to start saving for college, but where should you put your money? There are many college savings options, but you should generally opt for tax-advantaged strategies whenever possible. Why is it so important to consider strategies that offer tax benefits? Because taxes can eat away at any money you might earn. Here are some tax-advantaged savings options to consider.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:14:05 EST
Financial Literacy Month 2011 http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Tools/Polls/Financial-Literacy-Month-20112 http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Tools/Polls/Financial-Literacy-Month-20112 Read More »

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Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:29:18 EDT
Understanding merchant rewards programs http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Credit-and-Debt/Credit-Cards/Understanding-merchant-rewards-programs http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Credit-and-Debt/Credit-Cards/Understanding-merchant-rewards-programs Offered by merchants of all types, rewards programs are marketing tools that encourage brand-loyalty purchasing through price discounts, bonus points and/or coupons toward future purchases, donations to your favorite charity and even cash rebates. Sometimes the programs can be extremely complex; here we try to simplify it.

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Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:55:47 EDT