Live It Up this Summer without Going Broke

If summertime is such a carefree time, then why aren’t the most-popular summer activities free or low cost? Here’s a roundup of ideas from personal financial experts as well as families who’ve tackled this question before. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Is Your Teen Ready to Drive Their Financial Future?

Our series on banking for the whole family continues with a look at the needs of high school students. By this age, they probably understand the basic concepts of personal finance and have savings and checking accounts established in their names. (If not, it’s never too late to teach them these lessons. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Financially Focused Families Create Richer Homeschooling Environments

As home-based education becomes more popular, and students test higher, connections are being recognized between financial education and financial success. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Reading, Writing and Banking – Smart Money Management for Kids Under 12

As parents and caregivers, we often rely on schools to teach kids about spelling, grammar, math, history, science and more. But necessary life skills – such as money management and banking – aren’t often taught, so parents need to fill that gap. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

How to Introduce Your Preschooler to Money and Banking

Should kids who are still learning how to count be introduced to the grown-up world of money management? Absolutely. It’s never too early to start teaching your children about money and the importance of financial responsibility. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Infographic: How Should you Allocate your Church Budget?

It can be a challenge to create a church budget in a vacuum. How do you know if you’ve chosen the best way to allocate your funds? We asked a number of churches for a detailed breakdown of their budget. [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters