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.

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. In fact, the National Retail Association says the holiday season accounts for as much as 40 percent of annual retail sales. Here are some tips for a well-balanced and joyful holiday season.
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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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10 Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

May 13, 2016
Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it's also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It's important to understand these 10 essential terms so you're ready to make smart decisions with your money.
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Teachable Moments: Money Edition

May 04, 2016
If you are the parent of a young child, you probably spend a lot of time reading with her. After all, literacy is important. But what about financial literacy? To help your child grow into a financially-independent adult, help her cultivate solid money management skills.
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10 Great Ways to Spend an Income Tax Refund

Mar 31, 2016
Expecting a substantial income tax refund this year? If so, you are in the majority - over 70 percent of Americans get money back at the end of the tax year, with the average refund being close to $2,000. Rather than having those precious dollars being absorbed into your normal spending routine, get the most out of your cash.
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