average tax refund amount is rising, and the extra money can be used to give
you a jump-start on safeguarding your financial future. Instead of springing
for a trip to the beach or a new flat screen television, think about spending
your funds on something that will give you an even bigger bang for your buck.
Credit unions have significantly improved their services in recent
years, and some even rival the nation's largest banks. Most people are able to
join at least one based on their job or location, and for many, credit unions
offer important advantages over traditional big banks.
In an effort to educate students on personal finance, Mark Ingram, former Alabama Crimson Tide star and current running back for the New
Orleans Saints, and Alabama state Treasurer Young Boozer unveiled a free educational video
game called “Financial Football,” developed by the NFL and Visa Inc.