“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Though our founding father was not referring to interest in a financial sense when he made that statement, his words can easily apply to money. Learning how to manage your finances well, and early, is the best investment of your time and resources both now and in the future.
Learning to manage the money you make can help you live comfortably within your means. You don’t need to turn a six-figure salary every year to be in a good place financially. The flip side of that coin is that even if you are making that six-figure salary but aren’t managing your money well, you may find yourself financially overextended. It’s never too late to start taking control of your finances. Visit our financial wellness page to learn more.
A staggering 83% of Americans reported that inflation is a source of stress in 2022, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). Nearly three-quarters of adults stated that the economy (69%) and money (66%), respectively, were "significant" sources of stress - specifically stress about having enough money to pay for basic needs. The APA had reported money as the number one stressor in America from 2007, when their survey began, until 2020 and 2021 when it was understandably surpassed by stress from the COVID-19 pandemic.
It's no secret that stress can have adverse effects on our health, and living under continued stress has been linked to many poor physical and mental health conditions: migraines, heart disease, sleep disorders, depression, and anxiety, to name a few.
Here to help
We don't want you to struggle with your finances, and we certainly don't want finance-related stress to take its toll on your health or personal relationships. At ARC, we want to see you grow and reach your personal financial goals. To help you do that, we've partnered with Banzai to provide access to tools and information that will help you learn important financial basics (and not-so-basics) no matter your life stage.
Play through any of our courses – Junior, Teen, Plus, Digital Citizenship, or College & Careers – to learn all about managing money in age-appropriate scenarios. From learning to save for a new bike in Junior, to holding down your first job in Teen, to tackling tough choices like taxes and qualifying for a mortgage in Plus, figuring out the total costs of going to the college of your choice vs. attending a trade school or joining the workforce in College & Careers, to securely navigating the web in Digital Citizenship, everyone can learn essential money skills with our online Courses.
There are also articles, calculators, and interactive Coaches covering a wide variety of topics in several languages: currently English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese. And the library is constantly expanding! Our partners at Banzai work hard to bring you the most relevant, accessible financial lessons because, like us, they want to see you reach your goals.
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