George Washington Meticulously Tracked His Expenses, and You Can Too

Centuries-old expense reports tell us that George Washington was extremely meticulous about his expenses. While he refused a salary for his position as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, he did accept reimbursement for his expenses. This image from the Library of Congress shows our first president’s handwritten records down to […]

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Home Improvement Budgeting: Which Costs Should You Plan For?

The leap from renting to owning is one of those classic markers of adulthood, and with that leap come new responsibilities from mortgage loan payments to homeowners insurance. One cost that catches some new homeowners off guard, though, is maintenance. After all, in the renters’ world, these costs are typically […]

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Retirement Savings on the Line for Unbanked Older Adults

Studies show that a substantial portion of Americans of all ages are living, earning and spending without bank accounts. But how does this trend play out specifically among older Americans? And how does the lack of traditional financial services affect their retirement savings? Let’s take a look at some of […]

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Getting An Early Start On Your Child’s College Fund

The average annual cost of college is a whopping $13,600 for public institutions and $36,300 for private institutions, and that price is only expected to increase in years to come. That being said, it’s not a bad idea to get a jumpstart on saving for your child’s educational costs. One […]

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