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.

Get Mortgage Ready in Five Steps

Aug 23, 2019
Do you dream of owning your own home, but the thought of meeting with a lender makes you nervous? Applying for a mortgage can often be complicated and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help prepare and get mortgage ready.
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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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Simple Ways to Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft

Dec 17, 2018
In the past, people were concerned about protecting cash and jewelry from theft. Nowadays, with fewer people carrying around large amounts of cash, the concern is about theft of information. Identity theft affects close to 13 million people in the United States every year, and thieves that get their hands on your Social Security or checking account number can cause a lot more harm than one stealing $10 from your wallet. While the damage can be great, there are several steps you can take to keep your private information secure.
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