Free credit, Social Security and budgeting workshops

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Locally, the Money Smart Week Fox Cities partner organizations are offering three free classes at local libraries. “Let’s Talk Credit” featuring Jon Benson from...

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‘Your Money or Your Life’?

Are you pleased with the role of money in your life? Do you wish you could be financially independent? First published in 1992, "Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence" by Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez...

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Money Smart Week Fox Cities offering scholarship

The Money Smart Week Fox Cities Committee and its partner organizations are offering a scholarship contest. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. Graduating high school seniors living in Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet...

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Don’t use credit cards as safety net

By Alan Prahl Do you have credit card debt? Credit cards have become the primary source of loans for millions of Americans. While some people take on debt because they are optimistic about their future, credit cards are also used as a safety net to pay for necessities...

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Attend eye-opening Power of Money Workshop for free

By Alan Prahl Thanks to a grant from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®, there is no cost to attend the Power of Money workshop in 2019. The Power of Money workshop has helped thousands of people to reduce debt, prepare for unexpected expenses, save more...

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Playful piggybanks make great gifts

By Alan Prahl Do you want your children or grandchildren to develop a habit of saving money? What better way to get them started saving than to give them a piggybank for Christmas? Today’s piggybanks can be playful and fun. You can buy banks that look like a favorite...

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Eating well for less

By Alan Prahl Whether you eat at home or eat out, food is probably a big part of your budget. Many families and millennials are spending nearly half of their food budget eating out. It’s all too easy to fill up on drive-through meal combos costing more than $7....

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To save more money, put yourself first

By Alan Prahl Many people want to save money but try to save out of their financial leftovers after they have paid everyone else. After paying the mortgage or rent, utilities, food, cellphone, car payment, student loans and eating out a few times, often there’s not...

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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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