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Financial security for tomorrow starts today.

Read more about 'Money Talk' with your kids and how to help them become money smart.

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new iconGiving is not just donating cash, it is also lending your time and talents to help other people. We’ve created a kid-friendly guide to help decide how they can make a difference using more than just money. + more

Cash Calculator - Four Banks for Your Bucks. If you’re lucky enough to get a weekly allowance, you know that managing your cash flow can be tricky.  The first thing you might WANT to do is rush out and spend it. So how do you figure out what to spend now and what to save? + Try It!

Check out our blog in the Pointers for Parents section.

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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?

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!