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5 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

As a teen, getting that first job or an increase in your allowance can be great. You suddenly have an influx of cash that you can spend on whatever you want. With all that financial freedom, however, you may also be finding that your money doesn’t stretch quite as far as you thought – or hoped –...

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How Do I Start Saving?

Whether the money comes from a paycheck or an allowance, it is important that you start saving some of that money as soon as possible.  It can be tempting to spend all of your money on the things you want now – like a new pair of jeans or a night out with friends. But what will you have...

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First Checking: What Is an APY?

As a teen weighing your financial options for the first time, it can be hard to determine which checking account best meets your needs. With account minimum balances, annual fees, and overdraft charges, it can seem overwhelming.  APY (Annual Percentage Yield) is a key component of any...

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Developing a Budget

Having a debit card can make shopping easy. Sometimes too easy. As a teen, it’s important that you take control over your spending so you that you have money for big events such as buying your first car, spending a semester abroad, or a graduation trip with friends.Try these budgeting tips to...

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