Financial Wellness and Education Center
Your financial health is important.
That’s why we’re here to help you and your family manage your money today while you prepare for a secure financial future tomorrow. Check out MoneySense, our interactive resource for financial tips and education that will get you started to feeling more informed and confident!
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Just getting started? Here's what you need to take those first steps.
A tool to help you manage your money.
- Checking account features
- How checking accounts work
- Debit cards vs. credit cards
Great convenience, great responsibility.
- Credit card basics
- Comparing credit card offers
- Your consumer rights
- Paying off your balance
Credit Scores and Reports
Credit scores demonstrate your financial wellness.
- How a credit score is calculated
- Where you can find your credit score
- How to protect your credit score
Convenient purchases and payments from your mobile device.
- Mobile payment technology
- Different types of mobile payment
- Responsible mobile payment strategies and methods
Managing your money is about not spending more than you have.
- Consequences of overdrawing on your account
- Facts about unwanted overdraft fees
- Tips on managing your account balances
A form of payment that helps build your credit.
- Facts about a prepaid card
- Pros and cons of using a reloadable prepaid card
- Fees associated with prepaid cards
Whether you're just starting to save or looking for ways to save more, we're here to help.
Manage your money and prepare for the future.
- Setting savings goals
- Types of savings accounts
- Smart saving habits to meet your financial needs
Build Emergency Savings
Saving money is easier said than done.
- Basic savings planning
- Ways to start building savings
- Where to keep your savings
Big or small, everyone has an estate - protect it for your heirs.
- Basic elements of an estate plan
- Documents and processes involved in estate planning
- Specialists who can help design and implement an estate plan
56% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.
- Tools to help you calculate how much money you’ll need for retirement
- The power of time and compounding interest to grow your investments
- Retirement plans and investment vehicles
- Developing a plan that works for you
Sometimes scholarships and financial aid don't cover it all.
- Saving for higher education
- Facts about a 529 plan
- Tips on starting and using a 529 plan
Financing Higher Education
Options to help pay for college.
- Federal financial aid, grants and student loans
- FAFSA filing process
- Loan repayment and tax incentives
Looking to buy a new car or put a down payment on your first home? A loan can help you make that possible.
Considering buying a car? Unsure how to pay for it?
- Financing options
- Fixed and variable interest rates
- Monthly payment calculations
Benefits and costs associated with homeownership.
- Pros and cons of home ownership
- Common costs associated with home ownership
- Steps to get started with the home buying process
There's a lot to understand when it comes to mortgages.
- Mortgages costs and considerations
- Different types of mortgages
- Applying for a mortgage
Know your options.
- Mortgage modification options
- How late payments affect you
- Delinquency, grace periods, and foreclosure
Tools & Tips
Check out these resources for more financial tools and tips.
Crunch the numbers.
- Mortgage, Home Equity, Auto, and Rate Quotes
- Savings, Retirement, Budgeting, and Debt
- Business: Finance, Management, and Marketing
Learn all about the process and avoid the stress of tax season.
- Types of taxes
- Necessary tax forms
- How taxes impact your paycheck
When to Collect Social Security
Income for after you retire.
- Defining full retirement age
- Collecting benefits before, at, and after your full retirement age
- Steps to implement when you’d like to start collecting benefits
Creating a Budget
Only 1/3 of Americans maintain a household budget.
- Track your monthly expenses
- Better understand your spending
- Adjust spending to reach financial goals
Identity theft and consumer fraud can happen to anyone.
- Consumer fraud and identity theft
- Prevention and protection tips
- How to respond to identity theft
Life is unpredictable. Be prepared when the unexpected happens.
- Types of policies
- Common costs
- Processing claims
Youth & Young Adults
Financial education tailored for grades 7 - 12.
Make a plan, create a budget, build savings.
- Budgeting and spending
- Different types of payment
- Employment and your goals
- Invest your money
- Insurance and your financial goals
Save for short, medium and long term goals.
- The importance of saving
- Savings options and short-term goal
- Budgeting for medium term goals
- Investing for long-term goals
Investment impacts over the long term.
- The marketplace
- The economy
- Funding a business
- Investing basics