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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money
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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...
  • 2. How can I teach my kids my values about money?
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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 your values about money Money plays an important role in our lives and has come to symbolize a measure of success. How your family spends money is a direct reflection of your family's values and standards. Invest time in defining what success looks like for your family-use both your mi  More...
  • 3. Am I setting a good example for my kids on how to manage money?
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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 m  More...
  • 4. The Money Express article series introduction
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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...
  • 5. Tips for finding the best used car
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    Terms of Use Buying a used car is a great way to stretch your dollar, but you'll want to learn these used car facts BEFORE you shop. GET THE USED CAR FACTS FIRST The price of new cars has steadily climbed over the past few years making used vehicles more attractive than ever. Because new vehicles lose so much of their value as soon as they're purchased, car shoppers are increasingly turning to previously owned cars as a smart financial alternative. Today, thanks to manufacturing and  More...
  • 6. How can I help my child develop sound money management skills?
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    Terms of Use: There are several methods that parents can use to help their children develop sound money management skills. Below we have listed some for your consideration: Help your children understand about how to budget their money. Be sure and allocate a percentage for spending, savings and charity. Include your children when creating and managing your family budget. Kids learn best by example. Set a regular time and date when allowance will be paid. This is their income so it is not fair   More...
  • 7. Do you have any suggestions for paying my child an allowance?
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    Terms of Use: Paying your child an allowance provides them with many positive learning experiences. From understanding how money is earned, how much things cost, determining wants versus needs, the importance of saving, to understanding how to budget, your child can greatly benefit from the experience. Below we have provided some general considerations for paying an allowance: When to Start: You should start paying your child an allowance when they are old enough to help out around the ho  More...
  • 8. How can I teach my kids what interest is all about?
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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 for you to   More...
  • 9. Top 10 things to do to protect sensitive data on your computer
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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...
  • 10. What things should I consider when buying a used vehicle?
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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...
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