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Financial Basics

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A money management course that outlines the basics of financial health - from budgeting to insurance.

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Financial Health   

The concept of financial health is the foundation of any financial plan.
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Introduction to Budgeting   

Why budgeting is important, no matter how much money you earn.
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Credit vs. Debit Cards   

Credit and debit cards each have pros and cons. When should you use each?
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Credit Reports and Scores   

Credit reports and scores determine the rates you pay when borrowing and can affect your ability to get certain jobs.
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Managing Accounts   

Account management strategies for checking and savings.
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Building Credit   

Understanding the decisions and behaviors that can lead to improved credit scores.
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Identity Theft   

Understanding ID theft and how to prevent it.
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Buying a Car

From choosing a make and model to financing a purchase, topics every consumer should understand when buying a car.

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Buying a Car Introduction   

An introduction to the basics of this major purchase and responsibility.
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Choosing a Make and Model

A look at four important factors to consider when choosing a car: fuel consumption, insurance rates, reliability, and depreciation.
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The Total Cost of Ownership

Understanding the many costs associated with owning a car - from financing to taxes.
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Buy or Lease?

Understanding the pros and cons of vehicle leasing.
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Financing a Car Purchase

How a loan affects the total cost of buying a car.
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Evaluating a Used Car

How to "do your homework" before buying a used car.
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Setting a Target Price

How to set a realistic target price for both new and used vehicles.
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Negotiating Price

Know what to expect when negotiating the best deal.
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Avoiding Surprises

Think the negotiating is finished when you agree on a price? Here's how to negotiate dealer extras and extended warranty pitches.
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Common Mistakes When Buying a Car

Twelve common mistakes to keep in mind when shopping for a car.

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This Week

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Setting Your Financial Priorities

A look at the factors influencing how we spend and save money.

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