Entries by Kayla King

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Elder Financial Abuse: How You Can Help

According to the National Council on Aging, “estimates of elder financial abuse and fraud costs to older Americans range from $2.6 billion to $36.5 billion annually.”   If you suspect someone may be a victim of elder financial abuse, you should report it to protect the safety and health of the person you are concerned […]

6 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

When it comes to your credit score, there’s almost always room for improvement. If you’ve pulled your score and you’re not satisfied with the number you received, there are several strategies to boost it. But first, you need a little insight into how that score is calculated. Five major categories are used to determine your […]

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Teaching Kids the Basics of Money

Have you ever asked yourself, “When should I start teaching my kids about finances?”   While there’s no right answer to this question, a good place to start is whenever they have developed fundamental math skills. This is typically between the second and fourth grade.   The goal when beginning to teach your child about […]

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April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month

Financial Literacy Awareness Month is observed nationwide by a variety of organizations. People all over the U.S. host educational events and activities throughout the month of April to promote the importance of financial literacy – especially to our nation’s youth.   In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, we would like to share some tips to […]

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Saving Money for Vacation

Vacations are a wonderful time to relax on a beach, enjoy a cruise, or stroll through a new city. But one of the best parts is not having to stress over how to pay for it.   The first step for any vacation is to identify your budget. By planning out your finances, you can […]

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It’s Time for Your Annual Financial Check-Up!

Just like visiting a doctor, it’s important to review and evaluate your finances so you can ensure the healthiest relationship with your money. A financial check-up will give you more confidence in your finances and allow you to have more control over where your money is going. If you’ve found yourself feeling overwhelmed or unsure […]