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Building Your Savings

building your savings

Want to start an emergency fund or maximize your saving efforts? Utilize these resources and watch your savings grow.

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ALEC offers educational resources and products for you to achieve your short- and long-term financial goals, whether that is saving for tax payments or a home escrow, paying insurance premiums, buying gifts for the holidays, or simply setting aside funds for an expected emergency.

Smart Money U™ is the smart way to move toward your financial goals.

Credit card bills, debt, and saving may not be top of mind for you, but the financial decisions you make today will have a long-term impact on your life. Smart Money U™ will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future. The Smart Money U™ platform contains a myriad of valuable resources, including interactive educational videos in the ALEC LearningLab+, financial articles, podcasts, calculators, and more.

ALEC LearningLab+

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A checking account is a basic financial tool that makes a big impact on your overall financial health and wellness. This learning tool will set you up for success, improving your confidence and attitude around healthy checking account habits.

Making the Most of Your Money

Have you ever received a large sum of money? Perhaps it was a tax refund, bonus, inheritance, or insurance settlement. Learn what you need to consider to successfully manage these funds.

Redesign Your Financial Habits

Oftentimes, we create spending plans with the right motivation and intent. BUT there’s something else at play. Habits. It takes time and thought to adopt or change your banking behaviors.

Webinar: How to Fall In Love With Your Money

Are you curious how your personality shapes the financial decisions you make daily? Embracing your money personality can positively shape your spending and saving habits in the year ahead.

What is Your Financial Personality?

What is your relationship with money? Are you the type to save for a rainy day? Or do you have fun spending money as soon as you get it? Who do you trust when it comes to financial advice? Answering these questions can be helpful in determining your financial personality.

ALEC Podcasts

Whether you’re listening in the car, during your morning jog, or during your lunch, you’re in for a treat with the ALEC Podcast. With each episode, you’ll gain the knowledge, resources, and tools needed to support you on your financial journey.

Episode 1: ALEC Financial Resources
Episode 8: Bank Wherever You Are
Episode 10: Compound Interest
Episode 11: Budgeting