Videos

These engaging, short animations focus on a variety of financial topics and illustrate key financial concepts and current events. Choose any of the videos below and then click the start arrow to watch.

Are Your Investment Decisions Influenced by Emotions?

  • What Is Socially Responsible Investing?

    Socially responsible investing lets people put their money into companies that align with their personal values.

  • Saving for College with a 529 Plan

    Find out how a 529 savings plan can help you save for college.

  • Social Security Announces Biggest COLA in Years

    Social Security announces biggest COLA in decades.

  • Inflation: What’s Next?

    Inflation went on a tear in 2021, notching the fastest 12-month increase in almost 40 years. What's next?

  • Handling Market Volatility

    These three actions can help you stick to a long-term investing strategy when markets are volatile.

  • Should You Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement?

    Should you pay off debt or save for retirement? That’s a good question. These points may help you decide.

  • Should You Sell When the Market Drops?

    The stock market can take investors on a wild ride. Should you consider selling your stocks when the market drops?

  • 3 Potential Benefits of Dollar-Cost Averaging

    Dollar-cost averaging is a disciplined investing approach and is one way to ride out market fluctuations.

  • The Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

    How much do you know about your Social Security retirement benefits?

  • Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

    Financial planning is a process that can help you reach your financial goals by evaluating your whole financial picture.

  • Stocks and Stock Mutual Funds 101

    Investing in stocks and stock funds can help you pursue financial goals, but consider the risks and rewards first.

  • Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds 101

    Investing in bonds and bond funds can help you pursue financial goals, but consider the risks and rewards first.

  • The Pros and Cons of a Big Tax Refund

    Is receiving a big tax refund a reason to celebrate?

  • Are Your Investment Decisions Influenced by Emotions?

    Consider how emotions, such as excitement and fear, can cause you to make counterproductive investment decisions.

  • 6 Reasons to Work with a Financial Professional

    Here are six reasons to work with a financial professional no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Social Security: When Should You Claim Retirement Benefits?

    The amount you'll receive in retirement from Social Security can vary depending on the age when you claim benefits.

  • Taking a Financial Inventory

    A financial inventory can be done by anyone at any time. It's a good step to getting your financial house in order.

  • 3 Factors to Consider When Investing for the Long Term

    These three factors will typically drive your long-term investment strategy.

  • The Latte Habit

    How little things can add up over time.

  • Do You Know Who Your Beneficiaries Are?

    Valuable assets will convey directly to beneficiaries, regardless of instructions in a will.