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Thinking of upgrading to a new phone?

“Buying a $1,000 iPhone can be equivalent to giving up $17,000 in retirement savings or 2,500 cups of coffee” according to Brian X. Chen, writing for The New York Times.  Although buying a new iPhone of other top of the line phone might just cost the equivalent of buying a coffee a day for a…

Financial Literacy and Career Resources for College Students and Grads

 Have questions about borrowing, student loans, car loans, savings, setting goals? Need help with your resume and job search? https://www.igrad.com has videos, info, worksheets and more on its comprehensive website. With additional topics like long term care insurance, the site isn’t just for young folks. Source: Financial Planning for Women

Want to boost your savings?

 Check out this website with plenty of suggestions to help you (or those you care about) improve their savings behaviors.  Author Carly Hallman writes:  Strategies for Saving Money “Saving money is a beneficial skill to have for several reasons. It may help stretch your paychecks further and you can also work on saving for the…

Financial Wisdom

Money quotes offering wisdom: “Exiting the market after a decline – and thus failing to participate in a cyclical rebound – is truly the cardinal sin in investing.” Howard Marks “Time in the market beats timing the market.” People first, then money, then things. – Suze Orman “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and…

The PowerPay Online Money Mastery Course

 Want to improve your financial literacy and your economic situation? Check out The PowerPay Online Money Mastery Course: https://extension.usu.edu/powerpay/ “The PowerPay Money Mastery Online Course is designed to teach real-life money smarts regarding your personal financial vision, money personality, tracking expenses, budgeting, managing debt, understanding credit, and saving money. Bonus module topics include insurance, investing,…

How to Notice, Avoid and Report Fake Check Scams

“We may live in a digital world but old-fashioned paper cheques are still in use, and, for the scammers, they present an opportunity to steal your money” “Of the many scams that are prevalent in today’s society, fake cheque scams target consumers of all ages, and worryingly, they’re on the rise.” “In this guide, we’ll…

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Your Money: Every week, get tips on retirement, paying for college, credit cards and the right way to invest. It’s free so sign up today. https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/yourmoney?campaign_id=12&emc=edit_my_20190624&emc=edit_my_20200413&instance_id=17606&nl=your-money&nl=your-money&regi_id=83720664&segment_id=25000&te=1&te=1&user_id=bde4c6c63beab087f13b761e1ee9fe1e Source: Financial Planning for Women

Free "Your Money" newsletter from The New York Times

Your Money: Every week, get tips on retirement, paying for college, credit cards and the right way to invest. Trustworthy answers to all your financial questions in the time of coronavirus. See sample: https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MY_sample.html F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan ‘This Isn’t a Dry Run’: How to Be Ready for More Financial…

Don’t Panic: Make These 3 Money Moves to cope with Coronavirus

The Wirecutter recommends: 1. Get your debt in order If you don’t pay in full each month: Lower interest payments on your credit cards. Call your card companies and negotiate a lower rate.Refinance your mortgageUse federal student loan protection 2. Shore up your cash  Save the money you would’ve otherwise spent. You’re not eating out…