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Financial steps to take the year you graduate

Mon, 10 May 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Managing your finances is an important part of being on your own and the sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. Here are some money moves you should make before you leave school.

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Tips for raising financially smart kids

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family Saving Tips

As early as age three, you can start teaching your children how to be financially smart and form good habits. Here are some tips.

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A young woman works through her emergency fund on paper and a tablet

What to do when your emergency fund is gone

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

So, you made the smart choice to build an emergency fund years ago to ensure you could weather an unexpected financial crisis. But then something unexpected happened and your funds were depleted. What do you do now? We have some suggestions to help you rebuild.

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Money questions to ask your partner before marriage

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

One of the biggest parts of being married will be financial. In order to make sure your money plans line up, it’s vital to ask these 6 financial questions before you tie the knot.

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Smart money moves to make in retirement

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Planning for Retirement

It’s important to stay savvy with your finances to ensure you don't outlive your money. The way you handle your finances in retirement is just as important as it was before you left the workforce. Here are some tips on how to navigate your money in retirement.

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How to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home on a budget

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

You can create a romantic day at home without breaking your budget and stay safe during the pandemic. Here are some tips to make your stay-at-home Valentine’s Day one to remember.

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Four common financial mistakes to avoid

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management

Planning your financial strategy can be difficult and complex—knowing where to start is often the hardest part. How do you know if you’re making the most of your finances? Visiting with your financial professional is always a great place to begin. Before doing so, you may want to evaluate your finances and make sure you’re not making any of these four common mistakes.

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How to organize your personal finances like a pro

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Managing your finances can be a real chore, but organizing your income, expenses, investments, and other financial files can significantly contribute to your financial success, allow you to access important documents and ensure that your loved ones can find the right paperwork when you’re gone. Here are some ways to get your finances organized and keep them that way.

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The importance of financial literacy

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management

Financial literacy is a major concern for many. So much so, there's an entire month, April, designated as National Financial Literacy Month. Despite this, the unfortunate truth is that financial literacy is often something many Americans struggle with. You can become financially literate so you can confidently manage budgets, debt investments, retirement, emergencies, and savings. Here’s what you need to know.

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Financial planning tips for single parents

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Saving Tips

Handling finances as a single parent can be a challenge. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re on your own. Here are seven financial tips to help you get a handle on your money and help you build financial security.

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Tips to help you stay financially stable during the COVID-19 crisis

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Annuities Budgeting & Debt Management

The uncertainty of the current pandemic could impact your life and your financial security. In order to keep your finances in order, it’s important to have a focused plan. Here are seven strategies to help you manage your finances effectively in the crisis.

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Financial steps to take before the end of the year

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Saving Tips

The end of the year is an important time to make healthy financial choices that will carry you into next year and beyond. With 2021 fast approaching, here are nine financial moves that will help keep you on track.

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Holiday gifts that can help teach financial fitness

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Teaching your kids about money is a valuable lesson to impart year-round, but the holiday season offers a great place to start. Gifts that show children how to handle finances can be a great way to get them interested.

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Finish 2020 strong with these six financial steps

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Saving Tips

With 2021 on the horizon, the holiday season is a great time to strengthen your finances for the New Year. Here are six tips that can help ensure a strong, fresh start for January.

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How to stick to your 2021 financial resolutions

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Health & Wellness

Following through with your New Year resolutions can be a lot harder than making them. If you're looking to stick to your goals in 2021, here are six ways to help you stay focused.

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Stabilize your finances in uncertain times

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Saving Tips

If you’re looking to plant your feet on solid financial ground in these unpredictable times, here are seven suggestions to help you navigate your money.

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7 money tips for couples

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Here are a few ways that you and your loved one can work together to improve your relationship with money and with each other.

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