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Financial Mistakes Recent Graduates Should Avoid

So, you’ve graduated from college and now you’re about to strike out on your own. Entering the real world can be challenging and overwhelming, especially when it comes to navigating your finances. The way you handle your money during the first few years after you graduate will determine your financial habits.

How should I determine where to keep my money?

4 Questions To Ask Yourself About Where To Keep Your Money

Evaluating your financial strategy can often be a challenging endeavor—where do you even start? How do you know if you’re making the most of your finances? Visiting with your financial professional is always a great place to start. Prior to that, here are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if your money is working toward your financial strategy and goals.

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5 Financial Wellness Tips for 2020

Financial Wellness refers to the process of learning how to successfully manage and secure the health of your financial life, now and in the future. The start of a new year is a good time to review your current financial situation and make plans to improve your financial wellness. Here are some tips for 2020.

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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.