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Behavioral Changes to Help With Financial Fitness

Behavior change is a key component to establishing financial wellness because it creates habits and patterns. But it isn’t easy to make adjustments in your life. To get there you need to have a plan, be realistic and take small steps toward achieving your goals. Here are 4 tips that can help.

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How to Balance Paying off Debt and Saving for Retirement

Paying off your debt and saving for retirement are two, very big priorities in your financial life. Unfortunately, many of us have a difficult time choosing which one is more important. However, if you’ve been wrestling with the choice, the good news is that you don’t have to. It is possible to save for retirement and get rid of debt at the same time with some good money management.

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How to Talk about Money with Family

Discussing financial goals with your family can be hard. Whether it’s your spouse, parents or kids, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right approach. To openly communicate about money in a positive and productive way, here are some tips to help break the ice and make financial discussions second nature.

5 Tips to Help You Bounce Back from a Busted Budget

Who hasn’t gone off-budget once or twice in their lives? It can happen for a variety of reasons – from unexpected medical expenses to overspending on a vacation, to sudden unemployment, to simple carelessness. A busted budget can truly happen to anyone. But if it does happen to you, it’s important to get it back on track before the impact causes you serious money problems.

Financial Advice for the Sandwich Generation

If you’re a person in your late thirties, forties, or fifties who cares for children and your aging parents, you’re part of the “Sandwich Generation.” It also means that you have a lot of financial obligations on your plate. In order to make ends meet, keep your stress low and prepare for the future, you need to have a plan for balancing your finances. Here are 5 tips to help you take control.