From The Executive Director’s Desk: 2018 Priorities

“From the Executive Director’s Desk” is a monthly column written by CARE’s Executive Director, Anna Flores, about various Financial Literacy topics and CARE news. This month, Anna writes about CARE’s 2017 progress and 2018 priorities. 2017 was an eventful year for CARE. We kicked off the year with the launch of our redesigned website and … Continue reading From The Executive Director’s Desk: 2018 Priorities

January 09, 2018 0

January CARE Corner: New Board Members

Every month, CARE publishes a column called the “CARE Corner” in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s “ABI Journal.” This is the January 2018 column republished and lightly edited for the website blog. Four New Members Elected to the CARE Board of Directors CARE held its winter Board Meeting at the ABI Winter Leadership Conference and elected … Continue reading January CARE Corner: New Board Members

January 04, 2018 0

Finding the Right Budgeting App For You

Budgeting, the process of projecting expenses and recording transactions, is what helps me decide what I can buy and when. While budgets used to require diligent recording of receipts and careful stashing of cash- consumers today have dozens of digital options to keep track of their finances. In search of the perfect tool, I spent … Continue reading Finding the Right Budgeting App For You

December 28, 2017 0

Budgeting Methods 101

You need a budget. It’s that simple. What isn’t simple, is making one and sticking to it. Simply put, a budget is a system that lets you track the money you bring in, the money you spend, and the money you save. There are dozens of websites and apps designed to help you wrangle your … Continue reading Budgeting Methods 101

October 05, 2017 0

Money Lessons From Dad: A Father’s Day Talk About Finance

For this Father’s Day, I interviewed my dad about his experiences with money, money lessons, and parenting around personal finance. Here is the transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for greater clarity. The Interview Me: The reason why I targeted you and not mom is that Father’s Day is coming up. What better way to … Continue reading Money Lessons From Dad: A Father’s Day Talk About Finance

June 19, 2017 0

Plastic 101: Credit and Debit Cards

Credit and Debit Cards: What’s the deal? Credit and debit cards. Each lets you pay for products and services. So what’s the difference? When you buy something with a credit card [1], you are borrowing money from the credit card company. The credit card company will send you a bill every month for the money … Continue reading Plastic 101: Credit and Debit Cards

May 24, 2017 0