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.

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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Budget-Savvy Holiday Celebrations

Nov 19, 2018
Even if you have a list in hand and the best of intentions, holiday spending is often a budget-buster. The expenses can be numerous: presents, wrapping paper, cards, decorations, food, and travel, to name a few. If money is tight, there is no need to despair. A little bit of creativity, savvy planning, and thoughtfulness can get you through the holidays without draining your wallet.
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Community Rewards Partner – Prosperity Works

Oct 15, 2018
One of Nusenda’s Community Rewards® partners is Prosperity Works, which works toward a vision of a New Mexico where every person has access to the opportunities, knowledge, and relationships to achieve economic prosperity.
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Savings: Your Key to Success

Sep 14, 2018
Putting money aside to achieve your goals is probably the single most important thing you can do to give yourself a brighter financial future. The hard part can come when you try to create your initial savings plan. How much should you be saving? In what kind of accounts should you place your hard-earned money? How do you measure progress? Here’s some ideas and tips to help you.
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Social Security – The Basics, The Do’s, and The Don’ts

Aug 15, 2018
If you’re like 61 million other Americans who plan to rely on Social Security, you’ll need to know how to make the most of your money. With that in mind, here is some basic information, and some do’s and don’ts as you prepare to start collecting Social Security.
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Nine Steps to Getting the Car You Want

Jul 18, 2018
For most people, buying a vehicle is likely to be one of the largest purchases made in a lifetime. By taking the time to properly plan and prepare for buying a car, you can save yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars. Check out these money-savvy steps.
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Signs to Know You’re Prepared to Buy a Home

Jun 13, 2018
There’s no doubt about it—buying a home is a big investment. You’re on the hook for a long-term mortgage, and responsible for repairs and any other unforeseen expenses. But don’t get discouraged. If you have strong money management skills (and cash saved up), you may be ready for homeownership.
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