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  • 1. The Money Express article series introduction Views: 234
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    Putting You in Control of Your Financial Life Click on me to replay. AC_VHost_Embed_1190(119,133,'FFFFFF',1,1,39726,0,0,0,'b1db03cc14e1ba20b0255c167fb51899',6); Managing money is a critical life skill that many of us have never really mastered. Good money management skills help you get ahead financially and help prevent others from taking advantage of you. That's where The Money Express comes in. It's Connection's way to provide useful financial information in understandable terms  More...
  • 2. Top 10 things to do to protect sensitive data on your computer Views: 77
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    Terms of Use: Your computer probably contains a significant amount of sensitive information about you that if used by the wrong person could cost you a lot of time and money. Follow the 10 steps below to protect yourself: Update your system's operating system and Web Browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) frequently . Keeping this system software updated with all the latest patches will dramatically reduce the potential that your computer can be accessed by an unauthorized user, also called hac  More...
  • 3. What things should I consider when buying a used vehicle? Views: 68 Updated
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    Terms of Use Before you start shopping for a car, you’ll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified. There is a wealth of information about used cars on the Internet: enter used car as the keywords and you’ll find additional information on how to buy a used car, detailed instru  More...
  • 4. Tons of Ways to Save Money Views: 54
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    Terms of Use Transportation Airline Fares Car Rental New Cars Used Cars Auto Leasing Gasoline Car Repairs Insurance Auto Insurance Homeowner/Renter Insurance Life Insurance Banking/Credit Checking Savings and Investment Products Credit Cards Auto Loans First Mortgage Loans Mortgage Refinancing Home Equity Loans Housing Home Purchase Renting a Place to Live Home Improvement Major Appliances Utilities Electricity Home Heating Telephone Service Other Food Purchased at Markets Prescription Drugs F  More...
  • 5. The credit card you pick can save you money Views: 52
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    Terms of Use The credit card you pick can save you money Table of Contents: Credit Card Interest Rates How Much Will You Pay? Credit Card Shopper's Checklist Deciphering the Application Glossary For More Information Smart consumers comparison shop for credit, whether they're looking for a mortgage, an auto loan, or a credit card. Comparison shopping is important because it could save you money. When you're looking for a credit card, be sure to consider the costs and terms. They c  More...
  • 6. How can I teach my kids what interest is all about? Views: 46 Updated
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    Terms of Use This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here . Understanding Interest Understanding interest is another important part of your family's financial education. Both the interest you earn on savings and investments and the interest you pay on your outstanding debt are good lessons for all children. When your child has learned to multiply, it's time fo  More...
  • 7. What are some things that I should consider when shopping for a mortgage? Views: 46
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    Terms of Use Table of Contents 1. Obtain information from several lenders 2. Obtain all important cost information 3. Obtain the best deal that you can 4. Remember: Shop, compare, negotiate 5. Fair lending is required by law 6. Credit problems? 7. Glossary 1. Obtain Information from Several Lenders Home loans are available from several types of lenders-- thrift institutions , commercial banks, mortgage companies, and credit unions. Different lenders may quote you different prices, so you sh  More...
  • 8. Am I setting a good example for my kids on how to manage money? Views: 45 Updated
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    Terms of Use This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here . Set a Good Example Financial responsibility begins at home. Whether you realize it or not, you teach children about money constantly, either directly through your spending and saving priorities, or indirectly in casual conversation. Every time kids go to a store, a restaurant or a ball game, they learn about   More...
  • 9. 7 Success Principles for raising money-smart kids. Views: 43 Updated
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    Terms of Use Every day, consumers are learning new ways to get more value for their money. From different ways to pay-such as credit, debit or smart cards-to home banking and shopping over the Internet, people are realizing that they have more control over their money and more ways to use it. Parents and caregivers are uniquely positioned to teach kids the life skills, values and understanding they need to become smart consumers. The goal of this series of articles is to help parents and careg  More...
  • 10. How can I teach my kids about creating wealth? Views: 42 Updated
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    Terms of Use This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here . Teaching your children about how they can create wealth is critical . The sooner they grasp the concept of wealth and how they can achieve it, the more likely they will be able to control their own financial destiny. Wealth is created by building financial value in assets and rarely created by exclusively wor  More...
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