Financial Library

Financial knowledge leads to financial success, and the articles below can help you take more control of your finances now. Plus, Wealth News newsletters can add to your understanding of investing and planning.

Tax Time: Preparing to Prepare

Feb 14, 2018
Tax season is officially under way, and while filing your taxes may not be your definition of a fun time, the process is less painful if you're prepared. Additionally, with the first significant reform of the tax code since 1986, it's more important than ever to have an organized system now - and in preparation for 2018.
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Six Ways to Overcome Debt

Jan 11, 2018
If overwhelming debt is causing you stress, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are suffering from anxiety and depression because they have difficulty paying their financial obligations. Whatever the cause of the debt here are some steps you can take to beat the “bill blues.”
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Social Media Payments: Secure or Risky?

Dec 13, 2017
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat have long been a place to reconnect and communicate. Now, these and other social media channels are providing free payment services, where users are encouraged to attach debit or credit card information to their social media accounts for person-to-person financial transactions. However, that could come with much higher security risks than using traditional payment routes.
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Smart Giving

Nov 13, 2017
Smart Giving: How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Donation. Never before has giving—whether it’s money, property, or time—been more necessary and valued. And if done strategically, your generosity can go a very long way.
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How to Handle Money Emergencies

Oct 12, 2017
Unexpected expenses, like a car breakdown, emergency home repairs, or a bill that comes out of the blue, have the potential to financially sink many Americans. But don’t feel like you’re alone. First things first: take a breath. Now, get ready to meet the problem head-on. Here are some helpful ideas to consider when tackling your money emergency.
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Multigenerational Household Money Management

Sep 13, 2017
Having several generations of a family – living under one roof – such as parents or adult children – can happen for many reasons. Whether the move makes financial sense, it’s due to an illness, or because it’s part of the family’s history or culture, a “full-nest” arrangement requires open lines of communication between everyone to ensure a happy home. Here’s some tips make it work well for all involved.
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Get the Best Deal When Buying a Car

Aug 15, 2017
While shopping for a vehicle is exciting, it is also no simple matter. You can avoid buyer's remorse by making important financial and practical decisions before signing on the dotted line. To make the car buying process efficient and improve your chances of driving away happy, you will need to consider your needs, your wants, and your spending plan.
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Summer Fun in Your Own Backyard

Jul 13, 2017
Summer is the perfect time for adventures for all ages! And what better place to make memories than in our own backyard? The New Mexico Department of Tourism has created a series of road trips dubbed “The Enchanted 8” that includes routes that are perfect for families, foodies, adventurers, explorers, and historians – there’s even a tour that’ll show you the oddest things about our home state.
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Top 10 Things to Do Before You Retire

Jun 13, 2017
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, while the average American spends 20 years in retirement, fewer than half have calculated how much they need to save for the golden years. Retirement is expensive. Experts estimate that you will need at least 70 percent of your pre-retirement income (for lower earners, it could be up to 90 percent) to maintain your standard of living when you stop working.
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