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Financial Education

Financial Wellness

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Ben Franklin

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.

Money struggles

Over half of Americans – around 64% – admit that money is a source of stress. Also, money woes are more common among parents with children under age 18 – over 75% of them in fact. According to the American Psychological Association, this made money the number one stressor in America from 2007, when their survey began, until 2020 when it was understandably surpassed by stress from the Covid-19 pandemic.

It’s no secret that stress can have negative effects on our health, and living under continued stress has been linked to a multitude of poor physical and mental health conditions: migraines, heart disease, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety just 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. 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 what stage of life you’re in.

Play through any of our courses – Junior, Teen, Plus, Cost of College, or Digital Citizenship – 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, to securely navigating the web in Digital Citizenship, everyone can learn important money skills with our online Courses.

There are also articles, calculators and interactive Coaches covering a wide variety of topics. And the library is always expanding! Our partners at Banzai work hard to bring you the best financial lessons because like us, they want to see you reach your goals.

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