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Tips for Financial Freedom: Setting and Reaching Long-Term Financial Goals

Posted by Norm Plumstead on Oct 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Regardless of what life stage you are in, you are likely to have some short- and long-term financial goals. Whether you want to experience your dream vacation, buy a new home, save for college, build retirement savings, or establish an emergency fund, setting realistic goals, following them, and tracking your progress are key to achieving your financial goals successfully.

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Topics: Savings

Tips for Financial Freedom: Creating and Sticking to a Budget

Posted by Norm Plumstead on Oct 3, 2017 8:20:00 AM

 

Your first order of business when deciding to create a budget, is to determine exactly how much you're spending each month. You can put a solid budget plan into action with strategies that include calculating your expenses. 
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Topics: Savings, budgeting

The 20-Something Budget: 8 Ways to Balance Fun with your Funds

Posted by Kasasa on Sep 28, 2017 9:40:00 AM

If you’re in your mid-20s, you might be feeling a bit torn financially.

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Topics: Checking, Savings, budgeting

Tips for Financial Freedom: Start Planning for Retirement Now

Posted by Norm Plumstead on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When planning for retirement, two important questions always come up: When to start saving and how?

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Topics: Savings

What Good Hunters Can Teach Us About Our Finances

Posted by Kasasa on Sep 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As we ease into fall, hunters are getting out their bright orange gear and camouflaged blinds to start tracking deer, elk, and waterfowl. When you look at the habits of good hunters, their cautious, conservation-minded approach can teach us a lot about paying down debt and not overspending.

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Topics: Checking, Savings, Community News

FAQ: How Often Does Kasasa Pay Interest?

Posted by Kasasa on Sep 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One of the most important features for the financially conscious to consider when choosing a bank account is the interest rate. For all its importance, understanding which accounts offer the best interest rates can actually be pretty confusing. It's not just about the numbers – confusing terms like APY and APR make it clear there's more to it than just a percentage number.

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Topics: Checking, Savings, Online Banking

Cheap Ways to Watch the Game If You Cut Cable

Posted by Kasasa on Aug 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You might have been hesitant about ditching cable, but after seeing how much money you’ve saved, you realized it’s one the best things you’ve done for your budget, right? Then football season arrived; now you’re missing the easy access to the pro and collegiate games you want to watch. Fortunately, we have some creative fan-tested solutions to help you get your game-day fix.

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Topics: Savings, Community News

5 Sites That Make Learning About Finances Fun (No Really!)

Posted by Kasasa on Aug 9, 2017 11:29:47 AM

If you care about financial literacy and personal finance — good for you! You're already on the right track. Improving your money smarts can only work in your favor. But if you think learning about financial literacy can’t be fun, and that all personal finance blogs are stuffy and aimed at your elders, think again.

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Topics: Savings

Get Paid to Save Money! See how Becky and Raymond are Getting Paid to Save Money at Honor Bank.

Posted by Kasasa on Aug 7, 2017 10:45:00 AM

 

Why have a common savings account when you can an Honor Bank free* Kasasa Saver account? That’s what Becky and Raymond wanted to know. They had a typical savings account and wanted to know more about other options. For them it’s Kasasa Saver.

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Topics: Checking, Savings

Why Your Kid’s First Account Should be With a Community Bank

Posted by Kasasa on Jun 7, 2017 5:00:00 PM

When I was 10 years old, my dad offered me an incredible deal. He said he’d help me buy my first car by matching every dollar I saved with a dollar of his own.

As a kid, I had a vague sense that this was generous of him. As an adult, I’m like, WHOA. My dad was offering me 200% interest. In the real world, 2-3% interest is considered pretty darn good. 200% is not a thing that exists.

And all I had to do to earn it was learn a lifelong lesson in responsibility. That’s where our community bank came in.

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Topics: Savings