Scary Financial Statistics You Should Know (And Learn From)

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“Do not save what is left after spending; instead, spend what is left after saving.” Warren Buffett Financial literacy is the ability and knowledge to make informed and effective financial decisions.  It is a challenge for many people to manage … Read More

10 Benefits of Going To Community College

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“I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was to work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the … Read More

12 Ways To Save Money On A Tight Budget

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How to save money on a tight budget? It may seem impossible for the 54% of Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck or the nearly 40% of people earning $100,000 per year who are also similarly strained. There is no shame in … Read More

10 Steps To Creating A Sound Financial Plan

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Everything goes better when there is a thoughtful plan in place. Whether single, married, and with children, you should build a financial plan that best fits your lifestyle now and in the future. Everyone needs a financial plan to help … Read More

Money Lessons From 5 Favorite Classic Novels

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We often can’t see our own mistakes through our rose-colored lenses. Instead, we can see errors more easily made by others when we are less emotional. The same happens when we find colorful characters in fiction who make blunders we … Read More

Why Women Need Their Own Financial Accounts

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Financial independence is essential for everyone. Women have lagged in gaining autonomy, being more reliant on their spouses for money than is healthy. They have made significant progress in the workplace, and their financial clout is rising. Yet, to fully … Read More

Estate Planning For Digital Assets In 5 Steps

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We Live In A Digital World Yet, most of us don’t prepare wills (only 46% do, according to a recent poll), and if we do, we may not fully address these assets in our estate planning documents. As a result, … Read More

Your Guide To Basic Estate Planning In 6 Steps

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“Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” Ambrose Bierce Have You Created An Estate Plan? Most of us want to avoid litigation, especially over an estate. Having a plan helps you do that. The best … Read More

How to Choose A Financial Advisor

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince   “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”  Confucius When you are seeking a … Read More