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Financial Aid Awareness Month: Paying for College

The burden of paying for college is a source of stress for many students and their parents as the cost of tuition continues to climb at a staggering rate of 8% per year. The College Board reports the average yearly cost of a private four-year college is $42,419 – up 60% from 10 years ago. The… read more

Intergenerational Mentoring: Developing Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Mentoring can not only make a difference in the life of a child, it can also make a difference in your life. Sharing your time, attention, life experiences and knowledge with a youth can help them channel their talents and achieve goals – while also reducing your stress, improving your brain function and overall outlook… read more

Financial Wellness Programs: The Link between Health and Wealth

The link between physical and financial health is more closely related than you might think. Your financial fitness can directly impact your health and vice-versa. According to the Financial Health Institute, three quarters of Americans report finances are the main cause of their stress. Financial stress can include the amount of savings you have, college tuition… read more

A Happy Retirement is a Healthy Retirement

There’s nothing more important than good health. In fact, 81% of retirees say that health is the number one ingredient in a happy retirement, according to a recent study conducted by Merrill Lynch in collaboration with consulting and research firm Age Wave. Retirement is a life-long process – the daily choices you make before and… read more

December Sales, Deals and Promotions: Ally Bank Guest Post

December is one of the busiest shopping months of the year and can make or break retailers’ bottom lines. The staggering amount of deals and promotions during December makes it seem like the best month to buy anything, but there are a few items that stand out as true bargains this month. There are several… read more