Money Basics

How Your Paycheck Adds Up

And Understanding Withholdings

Do you ever wonder how your hourly wage or your yearly salary translates to the dollar amount on your paycheck? Check out this installment of It’s a Money Thing to learn how different taxes and withholdings affect your take-home pay and what that means for your pocketbook.

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The Wall Street Bull

An Unexpected History

Stock market trends have long been described as “bear” markets or “bull” markets. But only one of these has become the defining idea of the American Stock Exchange – the Charging Bull of Lower Manhattan. Here are some interesting facts about the history of the Charging Bull statue that has stood watch over the Financial District for more than three decades.

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Tips for Saving on Groceries

Why a Trip to the Grocery Store Doesn't Need to Break the Bank

We’ve come a long way from clipping coupons from the Sunday paper when it comes to saving on groceries. While paper coupons are still a great way to save money on your grocery bill, there are plenty of ways to lower your total by time you checkout.

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Understanding Insurance Policies

And What Insurance is Right for You

Insurance coverage can be tricky to shop for, because it requires making specific financial decisions about some hazy and unpredictable concepts. Understanding what insurance is – and what it isn’t – can help you decide what kind of insurance is right for you.

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Inflation Effects and How to Counter Them

Why Does Stuff Cost More as Time Goes On?

There’s a lot more to understanding inflation than figuring out how the cost of a burger can rise from $0.25 to $2.50 in just a few decades. Understanding inflation can help you make smart choices about where and how to save your money, too!

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What You Should Know About Checks

From Balancing Your Checkbook to Understanding Overdrafts

Checkbooks can sometimes seem like an obscure relic from a distant financial past that are obsolete in today’s digital marketplace. But understanding your checkbook can help you understand your checking account, how to manage your money, and how to avoid overdraft fees.

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Choosing Your Financial Institution

Which One is Right for You?

Opening an account with a financial institution is an important decision. Do you know which option is best for you?

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Where Do You Get Money Advice?

How did you decide where to open your first bank account? Where did you learn to budget or pay bills? If you have a money question now, what do you do? Who do you turn to?

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Emergency Fund Boot Camp

Be Prepared, Because Life Happens

Emergency funds are important, because life happens. If you’re not prepared, then things can get out of hand real quick. But if emergency funds are so important, then why is it so hard to start saving for one?

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Comparing Cards

What's the Best Card to Use?

Think fast: What’s the difference between a credit card, a debit card, and a prepaid debit card? Find out in this helpful article!

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