Resources for Finance

Be Smart with your Funds

Get in Charge of your Finances

Saving money and spending wisely can be difficult, especially when you have a family. We want to teach you different tricks to saving money.

What do I need to open a
bank account?

  1. If you're under 18, you'll need a guardian

  2. Your social security number/card

  3. Your picture identification, such as a driver’s license, Student ID, or passport

  4. Personal information such as address, phone number, email address

  5. An initial deposit (cash, checks) as required by the bank

FREE TAX FILING

United Way offers several services to prepare your taxes for free instead of paying someone. On average, American families spend more than $300 each year on tax preparation and filing fees. 

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Helpful Finance Tools

Low Income Housing

Sample Budget Form

Free Annual Credit Report

Compare Renters Insurance

Stripes

Lessons on Money

Compare Car Insurance

Savings Goals
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Must Have Apps

Download these helpful apps to help you save money and track
your finances.

Download Mint
Dollar Bills
Download Gas Buddy
Download Kroger+ App
Download Credit Karma App
Cheryl Lackey

The goal of this (6) month educational series, The Sum of Finance & Health, is to educate teen parents and their families in the areas of health and finance. The program is adapted to address the barriers facing families.  The series incorporates activities, virtual learning, and establishing short-term as well as long-term goals in these specific areas. 

Cheryl Lackey,  Facilitator

Ms. Cheryl is an Accounting Professional with the City of Cincinnati. She has been a volunteer with RBC since 2017. For questions regarding this program please contact rosemarysbabies.cincy@gmail.com

S

SMART

Decide exactly what you want to do and when.

Use action words.

Set a deadline.

I want to save $500 for driving school this summer

M

MEASURABLE

How will you measure success along the way?

How will you know you've achieved the goal?

I will save $50 from every check during winter break.

A

ACHIEVABLE

Is this something you can achieve with all of your resources? Is this within your control?

I can do this if I use my monthly gift card instead of cash.

R

RELEVANT

Is this goal related to your overall mission. Is this something you really need or desire?

If I get my license, when I'm ready I can save for a car.

T

TIME-BOUND

Create a timeline of when you will achieve the goal. A goal without a plan is just a dream.

This is enough time  so I won't be stressed.

Maximize Your $ w/Ms. Jaliah
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Savings w/Rod Mills
(3.10 MINS)