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21 Winning Attributes of the Wealthy

Peter G. James Sinclair says that wealth "has a far much broader meaning that also includes the richness of friends, family, as well as opportunities" and brings us 21 of the finest attributes that help define a wealthy person:

1. They Love What They Do
2. They Perform With A Touch Of Class
3. They Apply A Winning Attitude
4. They Go Beyond What Is Expected
5. They Are Great Time Managers
6. They Take Initiative
7. They Are Enthusiastic
8. They Are Diligent Read more »

Free webinars May 22nd - 29th for increasing your financial literacy

Money Management International, the largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency in the United States, offers free webinars to help you learn how to manage your money, raise your credit score and get out of debt. Click on the titles below to find out more information and to register.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? Too many Americans are insufficiently educated about their personal finances. Read more »

FREE Financial Literacy classes available to the public at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA

We are incredibly excited to announce that our second set of public financial literacy classes will be held at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA!

These classes are taught by non-biased financial professionals or educators and are geared towards beginning investors in an effort to the provide information to help you begin creating effective investment strategies.

A light lunch will be served. Read more »

President Obama's myRA Retirement Plan

In his recent State of the Union Address President Obama introduced "MyRA", a government retirement account option that will help millions of Americans start saving for retirement. Class instructor Dorla Evans has sent these links to help us understand the new program:

From BusinessWeek: Read more »

What you know about investing in retirement may be wrong

You probably know the conventional wisdom: People just entering retirement should have a big portion of their savings—say, 40% to 60%—invested in stocks to help their nest egg grow over time. And as they age, all but the wealthiest should gradually reduce their equity exposure to protect against 2008-style market declines. 

Just in time for tax season: Download your previous tax returns from the IRS

A small part of doing your taxes might not be so daunting anymore. An official from the United States Department of the Treasury announced today that Americans can now download their tax returns directly from the IRS from the new service Get Transcript.

Northrop Grumman hosts the first Mind Your Money Class

Congratulations to our first class! The students, all who are employees of our corporate partnerNorthrup Grumman, enjoyed a light lunch as they began to learn practical steps to a secure financial future. Mohammad G. Robbani, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Economics & Finance at Alabama A&M University, was the instructor for this session. Read more »

Narrow your focus to save money

Great article from Time on an easier way to save money: Read more »

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