Data from the Financial Health Network shows that millions of Americans are still struggling one year into COVID-19 and are more likely to say their financial situation has gotten worse since the pandemic began.
Anyone who is experiencing financial hardships or feels they are unable to reach their financial goals is not alone. The good news is that no matter where you are in your financial journey, expert advice and tips are available below to help keep you on track and moving in the right direction on the following topics: Everyday Finance, Savings Basics, Cybersecurity Smarts and Kids & Money.
4 ways to reach your financial goals
Stay in the driver’s seat of your finances with expert advice on four key financial themes: saving, budgeting, paying down debt and boosting your credit score.
Dollars and sense: The best financial advice I’ve ever received
In celebration of Financial Literacy Month in April, hear from people in various stages of life who share the best financial advice they’ve ever been given.
Own your money: Four key components to women’s financial health
Studies show that a large majority of women stress about their financial situation — over 66% in Logica’s 2020 Future of Money survey.
Give your spending and saving habits a tuneup
2020 could be the year you create a better relationship with your finances.
Rainy day fund: How to save for unforeseen expenses
Saving for emergencies can seem impossible, but if you look for strategic ways to tuck away a bit here and there, you’ll thank yourself later.
Stress-free retirement-planning tips
Nearly three in 10 American adults say they’re not at all confident they’re saving enough for retirement, survey says.
How to spot and avoid tax schemes
Some of the most common methods of identity theft might surprise you.
Cybersecurity Q&A: Is your personal information safe?
The Federal Trade Commission has received over 18,000 reports related to COVID-19 since January 1.
How to protect your family from online identity theft
There are more than 230,000 malware attacks launched online every day, compared to about 4,000 per day in 2016.
How to have ‘the money talk’ with your teen
More than a third of parents say they don’t discuss money with their children at all.
Activities to help parents teach kids money skills
This is an excellent opportunity for parents to broach financial topics with their kids and teach them valuable money management skills.
Nervous about the cost of college? Here are 5 ways to be financially smart
Americans owe over $1.56 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among roughly 45 million borrowers.
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