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.

Money and Relationships

Feb 15, 2017
When matters of the heart meet with matters of finance, the path isn’t always adorned with rose petals and chocolates. Combining debts and income under one umbrella might work for one couple, while keeping everything separate and distinct might work for others. Regardless of which option you may choose when starting out in your relationship, the secret to successful finances in your relationship is to communicate early and often.
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Managing Your Debt Wisely

Jan 10, 2017
Whether it is an auto loan, a mortgage, a student loan, credit cards, or loans from family or friends, having some sort of financial debt is a reality for most people. However, with some advance planning and resourceful thinking, it doesn’t need to be a point of excessive stress. In fact, some types of loans are helpful to your overall financial well-being – if they’re paid on time and are used sensibly.
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Frugal Fill-Ups: Great Ways to Save

Dec 13, 2016
Don't let all the extra driving during the holiday season drain your wallet - there are many ways to put an immediate dent in your gas bill. Nothing will save you more money at the station than a fuel-efficient car. Large, heavy vehicles can burn up to three times as much fuel as small cars. So if it's time for a trade in, seriously consider purchasing a car that was built to get good gas mileage.
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Well-balanced, and Joyful Holidays

Nov 16, 2016
Thanksgiving is in the books, and the holidays are approaching full-steam. While many well-organized friends and family members may be putting bows on the gifts they bought in July, most of us are prepping for full-blown holiday mode. Whether you’re scouring the web for bargain travel deals, or getting your shopping list in order, you’re not alone.
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Financial Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Oct 12, 2016
If you find yourself squeezed between caring for your children and caring for your aging parents, you’re part of what’s now referred to as the Sandwich Generation. It’s a scenario faced by nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s, according to a Pew Research Center study. Here are some things you can do to help keep your finances on track while meeting family responsibilities.
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7 Banking Tips for Millennials

Sep 15, 2016
Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is more complicated. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
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Saving for Retirement While Paying Down Debt

Aug 15, 2016
When faced with two big financial priorities, such as paying off old debt and saving for retirement, it can be easier to focus on just one. But there are ways you can contribute to retirement savings even while paying off student or other debt. Here are some steps to help you save while reducing what you owe.
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Summer Money Tips

Jul 15, 2016
Everybody loves summer, right? School’s out. Students are graduating. Friends are getting married. And everybody’s thinking vacation! The trouble is, the costs for all the summer fun can add up and sabotage your savings goals in the process. The good news is that with a little planning, you and your family can enjoy all summer has to offer, without stressing your budget.
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How Account Alerts Can Help You

Jun 15, 2016
Have you ever gone shopping, only to arrive at the register and wonder if you had enough money in your account to pay for your purchase? If you have, you know that it can be an uncomfortable situation. Fortunately, the technology exists to help you avoid these concerns in the future.
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