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Elevate your financial knowledge to the next level. We have a library of FREE content for you to explore from blogs, ebooks, and 6-minute exercises that highlight everything you need to know about managing your finances reaching your financial goals.

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Checking Accounts

Managing a checking account is one of the first yet most important step of developing a strong financial foundation. It serves as a tool to manage money and see where your money is going. Each financial institution offers different checking accounts with various requirements and features. Learn the basics about checking accounts in this module:

  • How checking accounts work
  • Checking account features
  • Various possible fees
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Credit Scores and Reports

Credit scores heavily impact your financial wellbeing and if you’re not careful it could set you back. Learn how to establish a healthy credit score through our module. We’ll discuss:

  • How credit score impacts your life
  • How you can obtain your credit score
  • How to improve your credit score
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Online and Mobile Banking

As technology continues to improve, we’re able to stay digitally connected with not only our friends and family, but our banks. Online and mobile banking offers you the convenience of managing your funds wherever and whenever. In our module, we’ll discuss the following:

  • Why mobile banking?
  • What features are there?
  • Best practices for staying secure
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Overdraft Fees

If you’re not consistently monitoring your account, you could end up with a negative balance. Your account has been charged an overdraft fee. This module discusses the following:

  • What is an overdraft fee?
  • How do overdraft fees occur?
  • How to prevent overdraft fees
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Credit Cards

Credit cards are financial tools that can be extremely helpful if you know how they work and when to use them. Discover how credit cards work, what features to look for, and how to manage a credit card responsibly. In this course, we’ll cover:

  • How credit cards work
  • The pros and cons of a credit card
  • Whether a credit card is the right choice for youC
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Prepaid Cards

If you don’t have a credit or debit card, prepaid cards are an alternative solution. However, they may not have the same benefits that credit and debit cards have. Learn about prepaid cards in our module to see:

  • What prepaid cards are
  • The differences from debit/credit cards
  • The pros and cons of a prepaid card
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Savings

Learn how to save money and which options are optimal for you. Saving money is a major key for your financial success. In this course, we’ll talk about:

  • Setting a savings goal
  • What savings options are available
  • How to open a savings account
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Build Emergency Savings

Did you know it’s recommended to have 3-6 months of expenses saved up? Learn why an emergency savings is a worthwhile investment so you’re not looking for loose change in the couch when you have an unexpected expense. This quick course includes the following:

  • How much does an emergency cost?
  • Where can I store my emergency savings?
  • Tips to saving more money
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Financing Higher Education

Evaluate the expenses college will yield and discover different ways to save and pay for college. In this course, we discuss the following:

  • College costs to consider
  • When do I start saving?
  • What financial options are available?
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529 Plans

Learn about the process, benefits, risks and tax implications of using a 529 plan to save for college. You’ll learn the following:

  • What’s a 529 plan?
  • Potential benefits and risks of a 529 plan
  • How much should I be contributing?
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Certificate of Deposits

Discover the benefits, potential risks, and decision-making process for opening a Certificate of Deposit (CD). This module covers:

  • What is a Certificate of Deposit (CD)?
  • Is a CD the best option for me?
  • How to open a CD
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Auto Loans

With life always on the go, having a car can make things easier. However, cars are expensive and which one is right for you? Check out the options to help you buy the car you need in this module:

  • Car buying options
  • How to apply for an auto loan
  • How much should you spend on a car?
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Considering Homeownership

Part of the ‘American Dream’ is owning a home but the home-buying process can seem very overwhelming. In this module, we dive into the factors you need to consider before buying a home:

  • What is a mortgage?
  • Myths about renting vs buying
  • How will buying a home change my financial expenses
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Buying a Home

You’ve decided to buy a house! But, what comes next? Explore the home-buying process in this module:

  • People involved with selling/buying a home
  • What house can you afford?
  • The home-buying process
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Mortgages

Selecting the right mortgage is key as it ensures your home-buying process is smooth. In this module, we take a deeper look at the types of mortgage loans you can take out.

  • What's included in a mortgage payment
  • Types of mortgages
  • Steps to apply for a mortgage

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Should I Refinance my Mortgage?

Rates can change over time and sometimes those adjustments can be beneficial. Refinancing allows you to secure a better rate based on the current market. Learn about refinancing your mortgage in this article.

  • What is refinancing?
  • Pros and cons of refinancing
  • What the refinancing process looks like
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Mortgage Relief

Sometimes you need help making your next mortgage payment. There are mortgage relief programs to help you in your time of need.

  • What to do if you are going to miss a mortgage pamynet
  • Steps to get back on track
  • Counseling resources and options
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Creating a Budget

Being in charge of your money starts with understanding what’s coming in and out of your bank account each month.

  • Benefits of having a budget
  • What goes into a budget
  • Calculating the right budget for you
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Identity Protection

A shocking amount of information about us can be found online. Are you taking the proper steps to help protect your personal information?

  • What is identity theft?
  • How to know if your identity has been stolen
  • Who is a common target?
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Insurance

Insurance can help give you and your loved ones peace of mind. With several options out there, how do you know if you’re getting a good deal? In this module, we’ll explore what to consider and how to avoid bad deals when shopping for insurance:

  • Types of insurances
  • Questions to ask
  • Signs of a bad deal
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Taxes

Tax season can be a stressful time for people. Understanding the ins-and-outs can help make things less complicated. Learn the basics of taxes in this module:

  • What are taxes?
  • Ways to file taxes
  • What you need to complete your taxes

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Debt Management

Discover different methods of debt management.

  • Different types of debt
  • Different debt management styles
  • Debt management assistance
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FIRE Lifestyle

If you’re aiming to achieve financial freedom and gain control over your life, then the FIRE Lifestyle may be for you. In this module, take a deeper look into world of FIRE Lifestyle:

  • What is FIRE lifestyle
  • How to achieve the FIRE lifestyle
  • Keeping your eyes on the prize
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