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Want to improve your financial literacy, but not sure where to start? No worries. These pages have info, links, and videos designed for millennials to get you off on the right foot. Don’t stop there, though. If you’ve got a specific question, post a FLiC or ask in our Q&A section and jump right in!

Credit Cards
So you’re thinking about getting a credit card, but you don’t want to be in debt. As long as you do it right, you can whip out the plastic -- or your smartphone -- anytime. Learn how to avoid credit card debt and keep your credit score stacked right here at FinLit. Already in debt? Stay calm, we’ve got calculators to help plan your escape. Learn more

Student Loans
Like having unpaid student loans? Didn’t think so. It would be nice to ignore them, but, to be honest, that’s a terrible plan. Make a better one with our help and get that weight off your shoulders sooner. Find out when to consolidate, when to refinance, and, best of all, when you can make that last payment. Learn More


Money Management

Out of all finance concepts, personal money management clocks in pretty darn close to #1. We’ve got useful stuff on every aspect of how to budget your money. Money management tips and articles? We have more than we know what to do with. Show how financially responsible the millennial generation can be. We’ve also got a sweet emergency fund calculator! Learn More

Taxes
You can’t do much about death, so why not take control of life’s other certainty? Learn how to file your tax returns to keep the IRS off your case and rake in some fat refunds at the same time. Want a comfortable and early retirement? We can tell you how to make the most of an IRA or 401k so you can kick back later in life. Learn More


Investing
Want to get into the world of investing? We’ve got you. Learn how to start investing and about types of investments like bonds right here. While no one can tell you the best way to invest money, we can help you come up with an answer on your own. Invest your money and watch it grow with the help of FinLit. Learn More


Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoins
Banks don’t know how to classify it, courts don’t know how to protect it, and governments don’t know how to regulate it. Peer-to-peer currency, such as Bitcoin, one of the most intriguing developments in the past five years, has been the word on everyone’s lips for a while now. It’s wild swings in value and absolute lack of centralized control make it at once the currency of the future and a failed experiment, depending on who you ask. Learn More

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