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.

Smart Giving: How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Donation

Nov 13, 2017
Never before has giving—whether it’s money, property, or time—been more necessary and valued. And if done strategically, your generosity can go a very long way.
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How to Handle Money Emergencies

Oct 12, 2017
Unexpected expenses, like a car breakdown, emergency home repairs, or a bill that comes out of the blue, have the potential to financially sink many Americans. But don’t feel like you’re alone. First things first: take a breath. Now, get ready to meet the problem head-on. Here are some helpful ideas to consider when tackling your money emergency.
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Multigenerational Household Money Management

Sep 13, 2017
Having several generations of a family – living under one roof – such as parents or adult children – can happen for many reasons. Whether the move makes financial sense, it’s due to an illness, or because it’s part of the family’s history or culture, a “full-nest” arrangement requires open lines of communication between everyone to ensure a happy home. Here’s some tips make it work well for all involved.
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Get the Best Deal When Buying a Car

Aug 15, 2017
While shopping for a vehicle is exciting, it is also no simple matter. You can avoid buyer's remorse by making important financial and practical decisions before signing on the dotted line. To make the car buying process efficient and improve your chances of driving away happy, you will need to consider your needs, your wants, and your spending plan.
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Summer Fun in Your Own Backyard

Jul 13, 2017
Summer is the perfect time for adventures for all ages! And what better place to make memories than in our own backyard? The New Mexico Department of Tourism has created a series of road trips dubbed “The Enchanted 8” that includes routes that are perfect for families, foodies, adventurers, explorers, and historians – there’s even a tour that’ll show you the oddest things about our home state.
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Top 10 Things to Do Before You Retire

Jun 13, 2017
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, while the average American spends 20 years in retirement, fewer than half have calculated how much they need to save for the golden years. Retirement is expensive. Experts estimate that you will need at least 70 percent of your pre-retirement income (for lower earners, it could be up to 90 percent) to maintain your standard of living when you stop working.
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Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Identity Theft

May 15, 2017
We’ve heard the stories in the news – identity thieves stealing personal information through phishing scams, card skimmers, or computer malware. It may seem overwhelming to watch every bank account, every credit card statement, and every email you receive. But now more than ever, it’s important to be vigilant in protecting your personal information, and keeping an eye out for your friends or loved ones that could be targets.
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Money Smarts for All Ages

Apr 12, 2017
Money plays an integral part in our lives, and making good choices requires learning how to manage cash properly. But when is a good time to begin teaching children and young adults about money?
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Spring Clean Your Life

Mar 14, 2017
The holidays have come and gone, and we’re seeing longer days and shorter nights. And it’s just a matter of time before the winds calm and summer is in full swing! It’s a perfect time of the year to get your affairs in order so you can enjoy the warm weather ahead.
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