Workshops to reduce the cost of higher education

By Alan Prahl Whether you are looking forward to college or dealing with student loan debt, the price of higher education is on the minds of millions of Americans. With so many educational choices, it’s wise to carefully evaluate different paths to a career. And with...

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Rethinking Black Friday shopping strategies

By Alan Prahl Do you relish the thought of early-morning shopping on Black Friday? While many people love the 3 a.m. alarm clock reville, caffeine-fueled drive through the night and outwitting other shoppers to get brag-to-your-friends deals, we have lots of other...

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Learn more about finances at Fox Cities Money Conference

By Alan Prahl Are you worried about identity theft? Millions of Americans are. Come to the 14th annual Fox Cities Money Conference and hear luncheon speaker Eric Friedland of Associated Bank, who leads a team that investigates financial crimes in Wisconsin, Minnesota...

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Workshop to demystify student loan debt options

By Alan Prahl Many people with student loan debt wonder if they are making the best choice or if there’s a better way to deal with their loans. In a national survey, 69% of young professionals said they were confused about student loan repayment options. The Financial...

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Workshops on planning and paying for college

By Alan Prahl Have you seen what’s happened to the cost of college? Even state schools are getting more and more expensive. For example, the cost to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a state resident for 2016-2017 is more than $25,000. While financial aid...

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FISC debt management plans restore financial independence

By Alan Prahl When we are living paycheck to paycheck, have accumulated debt or only can afford to make minimum payments, life can be difficult and stressful. Thankfully, it is often possible to break free from excessive debt and regain peace of mind. One solution...

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Time to talk about money with your college student

By Alan Prahl While students have completed the annual migration to college, many parents and students have financial concerns that will last beyond the start of school. This is a great time to have a candid conversation about financial aid and your student’s...

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Money games teach kids financial literacy in fun way

Interested in teaching kids about money? Financial literacy can be fun when you make a game of it. Help kids gain familiarity with money, understand the value of coins and learn some elementary economics lessons with these activities. Your child will be a money master...

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FISC celebrates volunteer’s 20 years of service

By Ginny Schroeder Many of you are familiar with our feisty full-time volunteer, Maung Win, known to most of us simply as Win. Win is passionate about helping people to protect them from what they don’t know and to protect people from those who prey upon the...

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