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The theft of mobile devices – smart phones and tablets – is now the “fastest-growing street crime” in America and the incidents are turning more violent, according to the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The theft of mobile devices – smart phones and tablets – is now the “fastest-growing street...
Stay-at-home partners get credit card help
Spouses or unmarried partners who run the home will no longer be penalized for their lack of...
Eileen Ryan and Matt Cooper wanted their new house to be good for the environment and they were willing to pay a premium for it. They spent $350,000 to build their two-story, 2,000-square-foot energy-efficient house in Olympia, Wash., and they are happy they did.
Eileen Ryan and Matt Cooper wanted their new house to be good for the environment and they were...
Consumer watchdog wants your complaints. Really.
In an interview with TODAY, CFPB director Richard Cordray urges consumers to file a complaint...

Calculators

Use the Financially Independent Today ("FIT") Tools, below, to illustrate concepts in the classroom and students can use them for their class activities and projects.

Compound Interest Calculator
  This tool allows students to calculate savings based on compound interest.
Debt Reducer Calculator
  This tool allows students to calculate the effects of debt and interest.
Savings Goal Calculator
  This tool allows students to calculate how much to save on a monthly basis to achieve a financial goal.
Spending Plan 1
  This tool allows students to create a spending plan and compare income to expenses.
Spending Plan 2
  This tool allows students to create a complex spending plan and compare income to expenses.
Spending Plan Download
  Use this spreadsheet to track your expenses on a monthly basis.