Money Management

Person computing numbers on a calculator and pen.The building blocks of smart money management include budgeting, paying bills, using credit wisely and building a positive credit history.  You'll also want to protect your identity, avoid tax errors and work with your financial partner toward the same financial goals.

Budgeting 101 - Here are the basics of everything you need to know in order to effectively develop a budget, track your expenses and live within your means.

Checking Accounts - Using a checking account is a convenient way to pay bills, get cash and track your spending.

Common Budgeting Mistakes - If you can avoid these common budgeting mistakes, you'll be well on your way to successfully managing your money and living within your means.

Debit Cards - Learn more about debit cards and tips for using a debit card.

Deciding Which Bills to Pay First - If you don't have enough money to pay all of your bills and expenses, here are some guidelines that may help you decide which bills to pay first.

Rebuilding Credit - Suggestions for rebuilding your credit after a bankruptcy.

Relationships and Money - Suggestions for how couples can successfully work together on their finances, including recognizing their own unique money personalities.

Safe Online Shopping - Keep these guidelines in mind and you'll be sure to have a safe and enjoyable online shopping experience.

Tax Errors to Avoid - You can avoid some of the most common errors that people make on their taxes.

Managing Money