Financial Planning

5 Wedding Expenses that can Break Your Budget

Long before vows are spoken and rings are exchanged comes the not-so-romantic task of creating a wedding budget with your soon-to-be spouse. With the average cost of a wedding totaling around $30,000,...

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Why It’s Important to Build an Emergency Savings Fund to Avoid a Crisis

Check engine lights turn on, last minute trips come up, company layoffs occur, and unanticipated medical bills add up. Life happens, and sometimes that means unexpected expenses. When there isn’...

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What Can I Do to Build and Rebuild Credit

Credit makes the world go round. In today’s world, establishing, building, and maintaining good credit is essential for your financial health. When you have poor credit, it’s hard to get a...

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How to Save Big for Your Small Business This Tax Season

Tax day is just around the corner! For small business owners, filing taxes can be stressful and expensive. When every penny counts, it can be detrimental to your business if you accidentally pay more ...

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3 Tips to Improve Your Finances in 2019

Whether you plan to make some New Year’s resolutions or not, there’s no better time than the beginning of the year to review your finances. Here are three tips to make sure you have your f...

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5 Tips for Financial Goal Setting

The first step toward achieving healthy finances is setting goals. Whether you want to save for a vacation or are thinking more long-term—like buying a house--having goals in mind will help you ...

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5 Tips for Financial Goal Setting

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Top 3 Myths About Retirement Planning

Regardless of the time you may spend planning for retirement, it’s possible that you may have at least a few misconceptions about being financially prepared for the stage of life when you no lon...

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4 Ways to Fund a College Education

The bad news: College tuition is continuing to rise faster than inflation and family income, causing student debt to be a major problem for many new graduates. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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How to Build a Retirement Income Stream at Every Life Stage

While most people expect to spend less money in retirement, that may no longer be the case. A recent analysis by the Investment Company Institute and the IRS found that spending rose for more than hal...

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

According to a new survey conducted for GOBankingRates, 49 percent of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. And many report having no money set aside to deal with an unexpected expense such as...

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