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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta | Fast Forward

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A visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta proved to us, and hopefully our audience, that taking a simple interest in math and technology can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities. While we approached this institution in a fun and loose way, Teachable Moments were truly insightful. They include a description of what the Federal Reserve is and does, a discussion of the gold standard, exactly what gives money its value, and more.

How Do You Actually Buy a House? | Two Cents

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Think you're ready to buy a house? The path to get from here to there may seem confusing, but once you understand the steps and the people involved, you'll be ready to make your first move!

How Are Credit Scores Calculated? | Two Cents

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It's not just about payment history. Several things are taken into account when your credit score (or FICO score) is calculated.

P.S. Illinois: Strength Through Education

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College costs more and more each year, and many students enter the workforce without the skills necessary to succeed. Paul Simon worked to improve opportunities for students by backing legislation that provides access to affordable student loans and valuable job skills training.

Top 5 Biggest Financial Scams | Two Cents

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Don't be fooled! Here are the top five financial scams you can fall victim to.

Fighting the Wedding Industrial Complex | Two Cents

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74% of couples say they PLAN to go into debt to pay for their weddings! But does it have to be that way?

5 Ways People Are Dumb about Money | Two Cents

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Not only do we as humans make financial mistakes, our mistakes are predictable! Here's the story of how we learned that we can predict our mistakes and 5 of them you can avoid.

Is the Stock Market Just a Big Casino? | Two Cents

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Have you ever thought about investing in the stock market? Does it sound too daunting to even attempt? Where does one even start?

Should I Buy Bitcoin? | Two Cents

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Most have never used Bitcoin and probably don't know exactly what it is. Although, estimates show that over 16 million Americans buy and spend Bitcoin frequently. So, should you be getting on the crypto bandwagon?

What Are the Costs of Having a Baby | Two Cents

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These little bundles of joy are priceless, but expensive. How do all the costs of having a newborn really add up?

What is the DOW? | Two Cents

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Do your eyes glaze over when you ever hear about the DOW? Are you still confused about what the DOW is?

Do I Need to Buy a House? | Two Cents

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The importance of homeownership is still embedded in American culture, but actual homeownership has dropped to its lowest level since 1967. How should we react to that? Are more young people ready to buy a home than they believe?

Is My Identity Safe from Hackers | Two Cents

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You can never protect yourself 100% from identity thieves, but there are ways to make it harder for them! Here's how you can help protect yourself from identity theft.

Should You Break up with Your Big Bank? | Two Cents

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Only 27% of Americans have confidence in banks, but what are your other options? Check out the pros and cons of keeping your money with your big bank.

Insta-Everything | Two Cents

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Time is money...right? How are on-demand services hurting and helping our wallets? When is it an investment to use these services?

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