Time to talk about money with your college student

By Alan Prahl With thousands of students making their annual migration to college, this is a great time to have a candid conversation about financial aid and financial responsibilities. Review the financial aid package being offered by the school. If there is a...

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Wondering how to reach your financial goals?

By Alan Prahl For a limited time, you can attend FISC’s life-changing The Power of Money workshop at no cost. Thanks to a grant from The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America®, there is no fee to attend the workshop in 2018 The Power of Money workshop has helped...

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Do you have a winning financial game plan?

By Alan Prahl It’s football season again. While we’d love to see the Packers win the Super Bowl, it will take a winning game plan, diligent practice and superlative effort for the Packers to succeed. You know some of the key things the Packers need to do to win....

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Declare independence from financial frustration

By Alan Prahl While the country was enjoying the picnics and fireworks of July Fourth, many people who have financial challenges don’t feel like celebrating. Thankfully, it is often possible to regain peace of mind. Here are six common expressions of financial...

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Attend life-changing Power of Money workshop for free

Thanks to a grant from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®, there is no fee to attend FISC’s 2018 The Power of Money workshop. This classic program has been revised into a shorter three-week format. The core budgeting tips that have helped thousands of...

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Top 5 barriers to home ownership

A March 2018 survey conducted by Harris Poll for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) reveals that 38% of adults who have tried to purchase a home in the past year have faced barriers to home ownership. The infographic reveals the top five barriers to...

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Learn more about money at Money Smart Week workshops

Want to learn more about investments, Social Security and retirement? Money Smart Week Fox Cities is offering three free classes at Fox Cities libraries. Investment Fundamentals is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Menasha Public Library. Making the Most of...

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Money Smart Week offers Financial Literacy Free Day

By Alan Prahl Money Smart Week Fox Cities is offering free events for community members. On Sunday, April 22, from noon until 5 p.m. is the Financial Literacy Free Day at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, 100 W. College Ave., downtown Appleton. Children will...

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Is it time to buy a different car?

As we start to anticipate spring, we start thinking about travel, vacations and maybe buying a better car. Buying a car can be a daunting proposition. What research is helpful? What questions should you ask? Fox Communities Credit Union is offering a seminar for car...

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Apply now for Money Smart-Fox Cities 2018 Scholarship

By Alan Prahl The Money Smart Week Fox Cities Committee and its partner organizations, which include Financial Information and Service Center, are offering a scholarship contest. The Money Smart Week scholarship winner will receive $1,000 toward school expenses....

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