Build your money point of view

Get content related to your goals, plus the financial basics.

In the news

4 things to do immediately if you lose your job due to coronavirus

If you lost your job due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are a few steps you should take right away to minimize the financial damage.

How to plan travel while social distancing

Eager to make travel plans? Learn how to use the down time to start brainstorming for your next trip.

How to make your emergency fund last longer during the coronavirus crisis

If you're now relying on your emergency savings to cover your costs, you'll want to make sure your money lasts as long as possible. To do that, follow these 3 suggestions.

The essentials

Get up to speed on budgeting, career, health, and investing.

Where do you stand? Year-end review

Follow our 3-step plan to help keep your long-term goals on track.

Just 1% more can make a big difference

Adding just 1% more of your salary each month into a tax-advantaged retirement account like a 401k or IRA could make a noticeable difference. Learn more here.

How to save for an emergency

Fidelity suggests setting aside at least 3 to 6 months' worth of living expenses. Learn how to build an emergency savings fund or account here.

4 financial conversations to have with your partner before parenthood

Having a baby with your significant other is exciting and deserves to be in agreement on certain topics. Consider these 4 key financial conversations before having a baby.

3 hacks I use to save money on travel

Setting aside money in your personal budget is great, but sometimes it takes a little more strategy. Here are three smart ways to help make traveling more affordable.

Put a ring on it: How marriage leads to higher savings

There’s long been a link between marriage and higher savings. Learn why married couples tend to do better financially than singles and divorcees here.

4 smart ways to pay for grad school

If you're serious about attending graduate school, there are different steps you can take to cover its cost. Here are a few to consider.

How to protect your credit score during coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak is hurting Americans in more ways than one. Learn how you can avoid credit score drop here.

4 steps to determine how much house you can (really) afford

Buying a house is exciting and stressful and there are infinite factors to consider such as, home affordability. These 4 steps may help with your big decision.

Having a baby? 5 ways to prepare for parental leave

Whether you're planning to take a short or an extended period of parental leave, here are a few things you should do to prepare for that break.

3 things to consider when combining assets with your partner

Bringing your partner into your finances proves commitment to your relationship. Read about how to plan ways to merge assets with your partner here.

4 financial conversations to have with your partner before parenthood

Having a baby with your significant other is exciting and deserves to be in agreement on certain topics. Consider these 4 key financial conversations before having a baby.

4 steps to determine how much house you can (really) afford

Buying a house is exciting and stressful and there are infinite factors to consider such as, home affordability. These 4 steps may help with your big decision.

3 hacks I use to save money on travel

Setting aside money in your personal budget is great, but sometimes it takes a little more strategy. Here are three smart ways to help make traveling more affordable.

How to protect your credit when buying a new car

Unless you can pay for a new car in cash, you’ll need to get financing to make the purchase. Learn how to help protect your credit when buying a car here.

4 reasons to contribute to an IRA

It can pay to save in an IRA. Learn more about how to get tax benefits and help your money have a chance to grow for your future.

IRAs: A smart way to save for retirement

IRAs can be a great way to save—whether you're contributing to a 401(k) or other workplace savings plan, or not. If you put away just a little every month, it can make a big impact over time. Learn about the differences between Traditional and Roth IRAs to see which one is right for you.

Where do you stand? Year-end review

Follow our 3-step plan to help keep your long-term goals on track.

Where do you stand? Year-end review

Follow our 3-step plan to help keep your long-term goals on track.

Proper planning can help put a college education within reach

Learn how to step up your college financial planning by knowing the differences between a colleges' published prices and net prices. Read more here.

How to save for an emergency

Fidelity suggests setting aside at least 3 to 6 months' worth of living expenses. Learn how to build an emergency savings fund or account here.

How to save for an emergency

Fidelity suggests setting aside at least 3 to 6 months' worth of living expenses. Learn how to build an emergency savings fund or account here.

3 signs you're not ready to buy a home

Home ownership may seem like the best way to get 1 step ahead with your finances, but that's not always the case. Read here to learn the 3 signs you're not ready to buy a home.

Why an emergency fund should be a top financial priority

Emergency savings funds are a top financial priority for any personal finance strategy. Learn how to financially plan to start generating and growing an emergency fund.

Latest content on what you hope to save for

Having a baby? 5 ways to prepare for parental leave

Whether you're planning to take a short or an extended period of parental leave, here are a few things you should do to prepare for that break.

4 smart ways to pay for grad school

If you're serious about attending graduate school, there are different steps you can take to cover its cost. Here are a few to consider.

How to protect your credit score during coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak is hurting Americans in more ways than one. Learn how you can avoid credit score drop here.

Get more power for your dollar

visuals of screens of the Spire app