71% of Millennials are confident they will achieve their financial goals (Northwestern Mutual’s 2015 Planning & Progress study)

Six Facts about the Declaration of Independence that Will Blow Your Mind

On a balmy day in July, just 239 short years ago, 56 brave men solidified our nation’s sovereignty by signing and adopting the most beloved and significant document in our history: The Declaration of Independence. This historic event officially marked the legal separation of America from British rule and has become one of the most… Continue Reading

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Do As I Say, Not as I Do: Financial Lessons from TV Dads We All Love

Dads say the darndest things. For better or for worse, dads are famous for giving advice that sticks with us for decades to come. In honor of Father’s Day, this Sunday June, 21 – we’ve selected a few of the most memorable TV dads and the lessons they can teach us (not to do) with… Continue Reading


Travel Smarts 101

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Your Summer Globe Trotting By: Emily Holbrook Travel maven, Emily Holbrook, shares some of her tips on travel planning and money. My husband and I made our first trip to Europe when we were 26 years old. We had never grown up with travel and hadn’t even considered our own ability to travel. We… Continue Reading

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Life After Graduation: Navigating the Real World

This May, thousands of college graduates will earn their pigskins, toss their caps in the air and leave university life behind as they embark upon their futures. If you’re a soon-to-be college grad, you’ve got some decisions to make. Do you start the 9-5 grind and officially enter the workforce? Do you have an epic… Continue Reading

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Bike Lanes Aren’t Just For Show

Take a ride down memory lane to when you were about six years old and built up the guts to ask someone to teach you how to ride a bike. Was it your neighbor? Father? Mother? Brother? Did you fall or were you able to pedal your way without an accident? From there, how often… Continue Reading