How to Practice Financial Gratitude

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Practicing gratitude can help you become more aware of what you have and it gives you the chance to count your blessings. Even though there will always be someone else who has more than you, or earns more than you, comparing yourself to others only takes away from all the things you do have.

 

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Sweet Post-Halloween Ideas to Make Kids Financially and Physically Healthy

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

When many parents think of Halloween, their usual thoughts center around costumes, young people trick-or-treating for candy, or keeping the kids safe while they’re out in the neighborhood. However, did you know that you can use Halloween — and especially the days and weeks following  —  as a great way to teach kids about money matters?

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Avoiding Money Arguments with Your Spouse or Partner

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Sometimes, conflict with your significant other may seem inevitable, and that includes argument about finances.

When it comes to money matters, however, frequent financial disputes can be toxic for a relationship. Research shows that couples that argue a lot over money issues have greater levels of unhappiness and are more likely to break up.  

So how can you avoid economic drama and maintain financial peace with your honey? Here are three rules to avoiding money arguments with your spouse or partner.

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The Money Coach: How I Got Out of Debt and You Can Too

Meet the Money Coach

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times best-seller “Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom.” Lynnette once had $100,000 in credit card debt, but she paid it all off in three years and turned her financial life around. SchoolsFirst FCU is pleased to partner with her to provide financial education and advice exclusively for our Members. Continue reading

Best Ways to Send Money Internationally

When sending money from the U.S. to friends or family abroad, your first thought might be to rush to the bank. But banks’ average fees for international money transfers are around $43, and their foreign exchange rates and delivery speeds aren’t the best.

Here are details on some of the top providers to consider for sending international money transfers.

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