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Quest To Clean Up
This app encourages children to understand how to earn and save money for desired items to ensure they're financially literate BEFORE they get their first job or credit card!

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Financial security for tomorrow starts today.

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The weather is warming up and summer is right around the corner. There is another reason to be optimistic – the latest Northwestern Mutual Planning & Progress study showed that 72% of Americans feel financially secure, and there is growing optimism for the economy in 2017…. + more

Do you know that many of the St. Patrick’s Day traditions we know and love were actually invented in America, not Ireland? The holiday was first celebrated in the U.S. in the 18th century, not as a Catholic celebration to honor the Irish saint, but to celebrate Irish immigration…. + more

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The Mint Grad

Setting financial goals isn't easy, especially for college students and recent grads. So we've added a tab to help young adults prepare for financial independence.
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Did you Know?

Martha Washington is the only women whose portrait has appeared on U.S. currency.

Keep a money diary that tracks what you save and spend. It will tell you about when, why, and how you use money.

If you had ten billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would take 317 to go broke.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has 118 grooves, according to the U.S. Mint.

There are many ways to help others: you can give money, your time and energy or items you no longer use.

The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.

Tired of old electronic games? Trade them in for different games at a video/game exchange center.

When you're shopping, avoid impulse purchasing. Make a list. It an item's not on the list, don't buy it.

When you use a debit card, money comes out of your account immediately. It's like cash, not like a credit card.

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

Despite the New York Stock Exchange's notoriety, it was not the first stock exchange in the United States.

It may seem silly to buy a winter coat in August, but you can save a lot by purchasing off-season items online.

Looking for some low cost activities for your family? Check out the community calendar at the local library.

Bring food and drinks from home for after sports practice and you'll save money!

Almost half, 48 percent, of the notes printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 bills.

When you buy a stock in a company you become a shareholder, and own a 'part' of that company.

You can save a lot of money on magazines and books by visiting your local library.

Making a big purchase? Do your research at the library and online to make sure you are getting the best price.

The word budget comes from the French "bougette", a little bag.

Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years and a one dollar bill usually lasts for about 18 months.

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Just for Moms

Security Tips for Shopping with your Handheld Device

Shopping with a mobile device is easier and more convenient then many of us shoppers ever dreamed possible. While there are so many advantages to shopping with our handheld devices, it’s important to note some key security considerations when doing so:

‘Appy shopping!