MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from more than 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices. One featured article titled My Money Five is summarized below.
My Money Five
Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks for managing and growing your money -- The MyMoney Five. Keep these five principles in mind as you make day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals.
The Five Principles
EARN – Make the most of what you earn by understanding your pay and benefits.
SAVE & INVEST - It’s never too early to start saving for future goals such as a house or retirement, even by saving small amounts.
PROTECT – Taking precautions about your financial situation, accumulate emergency savings, and have the right insurance.
SPEND – Be sure you are getting a good value, especially with big purchases, by shopping around and comparing prices and products.
BORROW – Borrowing money can enable some essential purchases and builds credit, but interest costs can be expensive. And, if you borrow too much, you will have a large debt to be repaid.
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