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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

How to Assess your Financial Wellness

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Financial Wellness, a new term for me, is all the rage. In fact, many companies offer financial wellness as an employee benefit. But many may ask, what is financial wellness and how does it help you? Below is a general summary, and please feel free to post in the comments section for any follow up questions. Financial wellness is not just about your net income, but its about having to experience positive financial outcomings, having a...
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Investing Basics: How to Invest Your Money

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Learning how to invest is a critical life lesson everyone needs to learn. You do not need to be an expert, but you should learn at least the basics. While it may seem very complex and you feel as though you don’t understand money well, but the first investment you make will probably be the hardest.  The most common investments are stock and bonds, and depending on your risk tolerance will vary. Stocks represent partial ownership...
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Good guide for setting up a person's investments and would potentially fit into the 50/30/20 rule as one of the tools for our futu... Read More
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:20
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Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

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If you are in yours 20s (lucky you!), you have an amazing opportunity to build a solid financial foundation that will serve you well for the rest of your life. You also have a huge opportunity to reverse any bad habits or correct any mistakes you have made to date. Now you may know that you need to start thinking about money, but just don’t know where to start. Below is a general guide and some...
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This writing is thought provoking as we look toward a solid financial foundation for our futures. Good information and the 50/30/2... Read More
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:18
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How to Improve Your Savings in 2019

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2019 is off to a fast start and hopefully the winter is over. Now that you are getting your taxes done for 2018, you may want to look at your financial picture for 2019. This is a great time to start boosting your savings and really focusing on your financial plan. Below are tips and helpful guidelines to help improve your savings in 2019. Please feel free to add any in the comments section below. Breakdown...
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Has anyone had success increasing their saving in 2019?
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 14:43
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Saving for you (Future) Child

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Savings for your current child or future child needs to be a big goal for you and your family. I found this amazing, but a recent government study found that it can take over $235,000 to raise a child from infancy to age 17. In fact that number does not include college, extracurricular activities, or family vacations. Now that you know its going to cost a lot to provide for a child, I wanted to lay...
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I decided to invest in a 529 state plan in the state I reside. The plan was simple to set up and the investment options were prett... Read More
Thursday, 21 March 2019 11:36
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Introduction to Asset Allocation

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As I mentioned in my 2018 stock market in review article, asset allocation is very important in evaluating your investment portfolio. Many people perform their asset allocation themselves or hire a financial expert to assist with it. If you are looking to start performing your asset allocation yourself or learn more about it, I thought I would provide a high-level overview. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions, and I would be...
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I usually re-do my asset allocation twice a year.
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:32
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Learning Personal Finance in 2019

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A new year is approaching, and that means new goals are coming. A good goal for 2019 may be to learn more about personal finance so you can be financially successful! Below are a few tips and recommendations to be able to learn more about personal finance in 2019.  Please feel free to post in the comments sections if you have any additional recommendations. Personal Finance Podcasts: Podcasts have become a hugely popular trend, and now...
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Has anyone started this year????
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:21
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How to Save During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season has officially started. The holiday season can bring very happy moments in your life and you should celebrate the season with family and friends. However the holiday season brings obvious expenses that can put stress into your life, especially if you haven’t budgeted for them. Below are several ways to save money during the holiday season and you can instead focus on bringing joy into your life. Make a budget: A holiday budget...
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Was anyone able to save a little more than expected during the holiday season?
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:42
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Personal Finance Tips in your 30s

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As I creep into my 30s (I won’t tell you my exact age!), I think it is even more important to stay on top of your personal finances. As you move into your 40s and 50s, you will likely have less flexibility, so it is really important to take some important financial strides in your 30s. Below are personal finance tips for your 30s! Please let me know if anyone else has anything to add! Pay...
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Do these tips so you don't have to in your 40s!!!
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:07
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How to Prepare Yourself Financially When You are Expecting a Baby?

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For all of those lucky future parents out there, a baby is going to be a wonderful new adventure for you. Few things are as satisfying as watching your child grow up. One important thing you should consider is prioritizing your personal finances as soon as you know you are adding to your family. Below are some helpful tips people have given me to help ensure your family has a happy future.  Create a budget for...
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Has anyone had recent experience that you would like to share?
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:06
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