Category: Financial Literacy

What are expenses?

What are expenses?

Expenses are something that everyone deals with in their lives, but not everyone does a good job of keeping track of them.Some people spend more than they probably should on things that aren't absolutely vital, and as a result that can

What is net pay?

What is net pay?

At the end of the year, you probably receive plenty of forms that talk about your "net pay" and your "gross pay," but you may not know the difference.Simply put, your net pay is what you take home with every paycheck. That

What is a grace period?

What is a grace period?

If you've paid a bill, you've dealt with a grace period, but you might not actually know what that means.As the name implies, a grace period is the period in which a lender or other company allows you time to pay your bill. Basically,

What are the different types of credit?

What are the different types of credit?

Though you may not know it, not all credit is created equal. There are, in fact, two different types: revolving and non-revolving.Revolving credit is debt you can add to and subtract from each month, and as you might expect the vast majority

What is a savings account?

What is a savings account?

When you're trying to get your finances in order, having a savings account is often a good idea, but it's not something that many people take as seriously as they should.Plenty of data suggests who people who have good savings strategies

What is a balance?

What is a balance?

If you've ever had a credit card or a bank account, you've probably heard the term "balance," but these two things have very different meanings.On a credit card, your balance is the amount of money you owe. On a bank account,

What is a debit card?

What is a debit card?

Millions of Americans have both debit and credit cards, and may not necessarily know the difference between the two.The simplest way to explain is to say that debit cards allow you to only spend as much money as you have in a bank account,

What is a secured credit card?

What is a secured credit card?

Millions of Americans have limited access to credit, and no borrowing history to speak of. For these people a secured credit card might be the only way for them to build a profile.These accounts work by having the applicant make a small payment

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