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SMART Goals & Saving — Youth Coloring & Activity Book

Download SMART Goals & Saving, a fun activity book filled with coloring pages, puzzles, and more! Financial education is important, and it’s never too early to start. SMART Goals & Saving is an futuristic themed introduction to making goals that work. Check out more fun online tools to teach kids about money.     

Youth Activity Book Shellebrate Savings

“Shell”ebrate Savings — Youth Coloring & Activity Book

Download ‘Shell’ebrate Savings, a fun activity book filled with coloring pages, puzzles, and more! Financial education is important, and it’s never too early to start. ‘Shell’ebrate Savings is an under-the-sea themed introduction to money concepts like saving and budgeting. Check out more fun online tools to teach kids about money.     

Online Educational Resources for Youth

Fun Online Tools to Teach Kids about Money [Includes Printable Downloads]

Financial education is important, and it’s never too early to start. At SESLOC, we make learning fun with activities to help your kids learn the value of money and the importance of growing their savings. Help them develop habits now for a lifetime of financial wellness. Check back to see what’s new! For Kids: Fun… Read more »

Teaching Kids About Money

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Financial Health Habits

When should you start teaching your kids about money? Early — because the skills and habits they learn now can have a tremendous impact down the road. According to a Cambridge University study, children develop critical financial skills and habits by the time they turn seven. This includes understanding the principles of counting, earning, and… Read more »

College Saving Options

College Saving Options

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER For the 2019-2020 college year, the average annual cost of attendance (known as the COA) at a four-year public college for in-state students was $26,590, the average cost at a four-year college for out-of-state students was $42,970, and the average cost at a four-year private college was $53,980. The COA figure… Read more »

Money Concepts for Teens

Money Concepts for Teens & Young Adults

If you’re about to head out into the workforce, there are some important things you’ll need to know about adulting — like budgeting and credit report basics, how taxes affect your take home pay, and what you need to know about applying for college financial aid. Download the Money Concepts for Teens and Young Adults… Read more »

5 Financial Health Goals for Your 30s

5 Financial Health Goals for Your 30’s

The 5 financial health goals for your 20’s help you develop a solid financial foundation — like starting a budget and making it a habit to save. Life does happen, so if you haven’t hit those milestones yet, don’t be too hard on yourself. Every step you take today is still a step in the right… Read more »

Obtaining Financial Aid

Is There Anything I Can Do Now So That My Child Can Obtain More Financial Aid Later?

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER Yes, there are steps you can take now that may help your child obtain more financial aid later. All federally funded financial aid programs use a formula known as the federal methodology to determine how much money a family must contribute towards a child’s educational costs before becoming eligible for financial… Read more »

Financially Preparing for a Pet

Financially Preparing for a Pet

Expanding your family with a new furry, feathery, or scaly friend? Whether you’re a first-time pet owner or very experienced, don’t forget to consider the financial impact of a new pet and adjust your budget accordingly. To begin, estimate how much money you’ll need to each year for pet expenses. Divide that amount into monthly… Read more »

The State of Financial Wellness in America

The State of Financial Wellness in America [Infographic]

Financial wellness is a hot topic. But what is it exactly? Financial wellness is the state of your overall financial health, measured by how you’re doing in a few categories: spending, saving, borrowing, and planning. A recent Financial Health Network study on the financial habits of Americans uncovered some eye-opening trends. How does your financial… Read more »