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Watch-it-Wednesday: What is a Dividend?

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"A [dividend is a] distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders. The dividend is most often quoted in terms of…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Check Out Our Financial Literacy Video Library!

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We know that you don't always have time to research and read lengthy articles about basic personal finance. That's why we've condensed a few very important financial topics down…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Explained

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If you've been following this year's campaign trail, then you've likely heard NAFTA brought up in various discussions. Struggling to recall what you learned in your US and World…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Medicare vs. Medicaid

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Medicare and Medicaid, both public care health programs funded by taxpayers, and both created by the US government in 1965, certainly have some similarities - and that can easily lead to…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Introduction to Mutual Funds

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whether you're brand new to the world of investing or you've been involved in it for some time, there are many terms, phrases, and concepts that can be confusing or difficult to…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: The Credit Union Difference

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's a common question, and it's one we never get tired of answering: What's the difference between a bank and a credit union? Sure, both offer products and services…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Compound Interest Explained

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Compound interest is "[interest] calculated on the initial principal and also on the accumulated interest of previous periods of a deposit or loan. Compound interest can be thought of as…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: What Are Hedge Funds?

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If you've been around investment talk, then you've probably heard the term "hedge funds" before. But do you really have a handle on what this term means and how it relates to…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Minimalist Budget Tips for Saving Time + Money

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

We came across Exploring Alternatives' channel on YouTube and could not stop watching! This couple has some incredibly useful advice - and even though much of it we've heard before,…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: What is Inflation?

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

You've probably heard the term "inflation" before, but do you really have a grasp on what it means and how it affects you and your financial situation? "Inflation is defined as…

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