Follow our hero Jen as she learns the basics of personal finance from knowledgeable sources like her Grandma, the lunch lady, a talking squirrel, and some weird guy at the bus stop.

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Acing The Interview

You want the job? You’d better be prepared for the interview. Take some great tips on how to dress, speak, and prepare from this mechanical unicorn. Because why not?

How to Spot Scams

Inspector Badger is always ready to tell a dame about the many ways low-lifes try to scam innocent people. The dame is always ready to listen to good advice from mammals who’s office she stumbles into.

Saving And Spending

Organizing Your Finances

Keep, or Toss? Old receipts, bank statements, government documents… What should you hold onto, and for how long?

Common Money Beliefs

Are you an Avoiding Ostrich when it comes to money, or a Hoarding Crow? Recognizing your negative tendencies can help you plan for them.

Emergency Fund Bootcamp

Oh, you think you don’t need an emergency fund? Let’s see what the Major has to say about that.

Emergency funds can back you up through so many of life’s hurdles. Do yourself a favor and set yourself a savings goal to get it started.

Comparing Cards

Debit, Credit, Prepaid… So much plastic. What does it all mean, and when are they useful?

Income Essentials

So you want to get a job that makes you loads of money. Neinstein has made an incredible discovery: your income depends on these 4 factors.

Buying A Used Car

Buying a used car can be a great deal, but don’t jump in without doing your research. You might end up with this chatty Kathy.

Good vs. Bad Spending

Look, you got some extra cash to spend! Sweet! Night on the town, or an extra investment in your goals? Jen argues with her shoulder angels to figure it out.

Budgeting Basics

Just because you can’t see the future, doesn’t mean you can’t plan for it. Lola is here to give you the run-down on budget categories.

Living on Your Own

What does it really mean to move out of Mom’s basement? Bills, bills, bills. Plan ahead for all the expenses that come along with getting your own pad.

Coming Soon:

  • Know Your Checking Account
  • How to Save on Groceries

Borrowing Basics

Leasing Vs. Financing a New Car

Leasing is like renting a car for 3-5 years. Financing is buying with the help of an auto loan. Which one is right for you?

Loan Basics

Loans can be great! They give you a chance to afford a car, a house, an education… But you need to know what you’re diving into before going too deep.

Coming Soon:

  • Predatory Lending
  • Demystifying Mortgages
  • Student Loans 101

Security

Foiling Identity Theft

Identity thieves can grab personal info from your social media, your trash can, your online shopping, and so much more. Learn about what to look out for and the basic steps for protecting yourself.

How to Spot Scams

Inspector Badger is always ready to tell a dame about the many ways low-lifes try to scam innocent people. The dame is always ready to listen to good advice from mammals who’s office she stumbles into.

Coming Soon:

  • Organizing Your Finances
  • Intro to Insurance

Credit Scores

Credit Score Basics

Wow, credit scores are confusing! We brought in an expert to show you what your credit score is all about.

Boost Your Credit Score

Credit Squirrel is back, this time with tips on how to build your credit score.

Investing

Compound Interest Mind-Bend

Sure, you may only have a few bucks to save today, but as this money-savvy street turtle will tell you, a little compound interest goes a long way.

Coming Soon:

  • Saving for Retirement
  • The Rule of 72
  • Trends in the Stock Market

Investment Vehicles

This guy is super rich, super good at explaining stocks and bonds, and super willing to put up with random millennials barging into his office.

All About the Credit Union

Choosing Your Financial Institution

There are plenty of places to keep your money: under the bed, in the sock drawer, in the piggy bank you got when you were 5… Or in a bank or a credit union. Learn the pros and cons of each option.

Related Article: Bank vs. Credit Union; What’s the Difference?

The 7 Co-Operative Principles

What makes a Credit Union a Credit Union? This random, bus-stop musician has all the answers… in jingle form. You’ll never get it out of your head.

Learn more about credit unions here.

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