79% of Americans agree they would benefit from having basic financial education and information. Source: The 2018 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, The National Foundation for Credit Counseling
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Simply click on one of the general financial topics below and you'll find a selection of easy-to-understand information sheets about related financial concepts and strategies. This information is updated regularly to reflect the latest facts, figures, legislation, and economic trends.
Cash Management Basics
A sound cash management program uses a disciplined approach: accounting, analysis, allocation, and adjustment.
College Financial Aid
Effects of Inflation
Historically, one of the best ways to fight the effects of inflation has been to utilize growth-oriented investments.
Estates & Trusts
Wills and trusts allow you to spell out how you would like your property distributed, but they also go beyond that.
Controlling the Distribution
Paying Estate Taxes
Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
History of the Federal Estate Tax
Why Purchase Life Insurance
If you have a family who relies on your income, it is important to have life insurance protection.
Last-Survivor Life Insurance
Maximizing Your Insurance Benefits
Several factors could undermine the financial security provided by the proceeds of your life insurance policy.