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Three Things Teens Can Do This Summer to Boost Earning Potential

tablet and travel stuffBelieve it or not, summer break is already here. For many teens, they’ve already got a very simple plan: sleep in, hang out with friends, and stay up late. If you’re looking for a break from the norm, consider taking this summer to do some self-improvement that will have a positive impact on your life for every summer yet to come. If you want to do something this summer that will increase your first adult paycheck, let’s start with these three fun activities!

Why Budget?

Why Budget? Infographic UNITED SA Credit Union

Ransomware: The Modern Equivalent of Being Tied to Train Tracks

Railroad TracksWhen we think of ransom, we typically think of a black-and-white movie with a kidnapper leaving notes made from a variety of newspaper cuttings. Today, ransom is much less melodramatic, much more common and targets something you might not expect: your computer files.

Adjustable Or Fixed-Rate Mortgage - Which Is Right For Me?

Hand holding a homeIf you're mortgage shopping, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options. Dozens of lenders, each with their own rates, terms, conditions and costs, can make the decision feel that way. But it doesn't have to be that difficult! The choice of which mortgage to go with starts with a simple question: fixed-rate or adjustable?

Zika Virus - How to Keep Your Family Safe

Mosquito on SkinSummer is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re involved in recreation league sports, hiking, or barbecues, there’s something for everyone. Usually, flying pests are just a nuisance. The worst they do is provide a minor irritation to an otherwise fine outing.

Avoiding Scams in the Workplace: Keeping Yourself and the Rest of Us Safe

Worker on PC with hands over mouthPop quiz: What do the data breaches at Target, Home Depot and Sony all have in common? Give up? They were all caused by employee errors. These, along with about 500 other breaches, are confirming what many security professionals have worried about for years. In the digital age, the weakest link in our information security is us: humans. The most common cause of data breaches around the world is employee error or negligence.

Are Your Financial Realities Keeping Up with Your Financial Priorities?

Scale balancing realities and prioritiesHappy New Year! It isn’t four months late, it’s just a different calendar. That’s because filing your taxes effectively closes the book on the financial year gone by while opening up a world of possibilities. Will this be the year you break free from the clutches of debt? Will you set up an emergency fund? Maybe you’ll finally start saving for retirement! New years are typically a time of reflection, and the financial new year is no exception.

Wedding Costs

Bride and Groom Holding HandsThere are many factors that impact the cost of a wedding. We try to explain some of them here.

How Everyone Else Spends Their Money

Falling MoneyOne of the most difficult obstacles in setting a budget is understanding how much is needed for each category. Is $500 enough for groceries or should it be $1,000? How do I know if I’m being extravagant when it comes to entertainment? Am I saving enough?

Your Real Net Worth

Piggy Bank on a CalculatorFor accountants, your personal net worth is one of the simplest calculations they might be asked to perform. Add up your assets in column A, add your debt in column B, then subtract B from A to find your net worth. It’s a number you should know, or at least be able to estimate, and it’s good to check it every year. When you do, don’t forget all of the value that might not translate into worth.

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