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.

Polish Your Credit Resume

Oct 01, 2019
If you are looking for a job, you probably have a long list of what needs to be done: Search job boards and the wanted ads. Update your resume and references. Buy interview clothes. Review your credit report? The last task is an often overlooked step in the job search process. However, for many employers, credit reports play an important role in hiring decisions, and having a strong credit report can increase your chances of landing a job.
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Understanding Different Types of Student Loans

Sep 04, 2019
October is National Higher Education Month! If you are preparing for the costs of a college education, and are considering your borrowing options, there are some important details to understand about college loans.
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Financial Education Innovator Awardee – Julian Griego

Jul 18, 2019
In 2018 Nusenda Foundation launched its Financial Education Innovator recognition program, which aims to showcase those in the community who are dedicated to increasing economic mobility and stability for their fellow New Mexicans. Julian Griego, Lead Instructor/Chef de Cuisine for the Street Food Institute, has been named the second recipient of the Financial Education Innovator Award.
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Six Tips for Anyone Late to the Retirement-Planning Game

Jun 17, 2019
“Over the hill” surprise birthday parties can be fun. But one shock you don’t want in your 50s is the realization that you’ve completely overlooked retirement or are significantly behind where you need to be. No matter why you’re falling short, if you are, it’s time for a retirement offensive. Here are a few things to consider as you try to re-energize your savings game.
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Tips to Get the Most from Your Summer

May 22, 2019
It may still be spring, but many of us have started daydreaming about summer and all the fun it brings. Here are some tips on how to get the most of your vacation dollar, as well as ways to help keep the kids busy without going broke.
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How To Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning

Apr 17, 2019
Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. Spring is also a good time to comb through your personal finances and ensure that you’re managing your budget, credit cards, investments and insurance in the best possible way. Here’s how to get started.
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Financial Education Innovator Awardee – Alex Luce

Mar 19, 2019
Despite improvements in the national economy, 44% of New Mexico’s households are still in a persistent state of financial insecurity, which means that if faced with an emergency, they lack adequate savings to cover basic expenses for three months. Prosperity Now, a public policy organization in Washington, D.C., ranks New Mexico 50th in income poverty and 43rd in the number of unbanked households.
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Preparing for a Big Expense

Feb 12, 2019
Even with life’s joyous occasions, like a wedding or expecting a child, saving money will always be a common denominator. Although living on less to prepare for the future isn’t easy, planning and a positive attitude are key to your success.
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Money-Smart Resolutions To Make This Year

Jan 16, 2019
Many people use the new year as a chance for a fresh start. When it comes to your finances, this is the perfect opportunity to think about changes to your current financial habits. If you’ve struggled to increase your savings or spend less, start the year right with these tips and money-smart moves.
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