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Twelve Steps to Financial Success

Getting on track financially takes work and a commitment to success.  Changing the way you manage your money requires you to take inventory and create a plan. If you have debt to pay off, it can take endurance, often requires sacrifice and can be uncomfortable at times. To get started on the road to financial success, the NFCC offers the following 12-steps: 1. Review your credit report – Much of your …Read More

Why the Future of Financial Health Matters to the NFCC Staff

Each year the Center for Financial Services Innovation promotes a Financial Health Matters Day in an effort to raise awareness and dialog with consumers about the importance of financial education. According to CFSI’s Financial Health Pulse, only 28% of Americans are financially healthy. As a CFSI network member, the NFCC has joined in the efforts to raise awareness and work towards a future where all Americans are financially healthy.   …Read More

When is the Right Time to Get Your First Credit Card?

Is there an ideal age for someone to get  his or her first credit card?  Learning how to properly manage and pay off debt can be important lessons for the long haul. But a credit card in the hands of someone who has yet to learn personal financial responsibility can result in long-lasting consequences.   According to CNBC, the  optimal age for many people to get their first credit card …Read More

3 Steps to Take After Graduating From College

An education is a great thing—but just because a student has graduated from college doesn’t mean they’ll make all the right decisions when it comes to personal finance. In fact, according to one survey, most recent college grads reported making a credit-damaging mistake within two years of getting their degree.   The post-graduation world of student loan debt and added responsibility can be a lot for anyone to take in. …Read More

The Benefits of Credit Counseling

NFCC-certified consumer credit counselors are experts that can tailor confidential programs to meet the specific financial needs that you may be facing. They are equipped to help you with an array of financial issues,whether you need help paying off debt, managing your student loans or help understanding your specific financial situation. They are here to help so you can get on the road to financial freedom. Services available at our …Read More

NFCC Launches Program Supporting Small Business Owner Financial Wellness

Today, we’re excited to announce something that we couldn’t wait to share. TD Bank, and the TD Charitable Foundation, have made a $3 million exclusive commitment to support NFCC financial education and counseling services for U.S. small business owners. As one of the top ten largest banks in the United States, TD Bank works with more than 9 million people to provide banking services from Maine to Florida. TD Bank …Read More

How to Get on the Path of Financial Freedom: 6 Tips to start saving more and spending less

If you are like many Americans, you may find that the achievement of your dreams often comes at an expense. Whether your goal is to own a home, become an entrepreneur, or travel the world, you need a sense of financial freedom.  You do not need to have a lot of money to be financially free, you just have to be wise with the money you have. Here are tips …Read More

The NFCC Congratulates NerdWallet for their Recent Award

 By Tara Carter Congratulations to our friends at NerdWallet for their Honorable Mention in the Most Innovative Non-Bank Financial Services Organization category at the 2016 BAI Global Banking Innovation Awards! Those nominated for this award are non-bank financial service organizations that provide financial products or services directly to consumers.[i] NerdWallet stood out among many others with their free online Checking Account Tool that evaluates 14 inputs from users against more than …Read More

5 Tips for Improving Your Financial Literacy

By Jessica Kane Americans are struggling with financial literacy. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, which completes national studies on financial capability, reports that current financial education is not enough to make us money smart. According to their reports, Millennials and young adults were the groups with the most to learn about financial matters. Lack of financial literacy can spell trouble, often resulting in bad money decisions, lack of savings, and …Read More

How to Save on School Supplies

By Becky Winters, Grant Coordinator at Navicore Solutions School is in session, and you know what that means: Your children need backpacks, books, notebooks, pens, crayons, Kleenex and an endless supply of other school items. Here are some tips to help you save money this fall.    1) Give your children a school allowance –Even though school has already started, your kids probably still are begging for every bell and …Read More