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Teaching Teenagers the Facts of…Money

Teenagers today seem to be woefully uneducated about money: where it comes from, how to handle it, how to manage it, and how to respect it. Why is that? Is it that the education system has cut back classes and … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Smart Shopping and Budgeting

News You Can Use

The President of another check-cashing and financial services company, RiteCheck, responds to a story in The New York Times criticizing companies like ours. What The New York Times doesn’t appear to realize is that people are growing more and more … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Using Financial Services

Free Money for College

This time of year we start thinking about school starting again, and about the costs of school—especially college. If you have a student attending—or considering attending—college this year or next, now is a good time to start planning and researching … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Smart Shopping and Budgeting

Managing Your Budget Shortfalls

In previous posts we covered the basics of setting up a budget for your expenses, and how to calculate your monthly income. But what do you do when you have an unavoidable temporary income shortfall? Of course, you could simply … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Selecting and Using Credit

Protect Your Finances—While on Vacation

“What?” you’re saying—“Can’t I even relax on vacation?” Of course you can, and that’s what a few simple precautions will let you do, even if something goes wrong. Protecting your finances at home while you’re away If you have a … Continue reading

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