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.

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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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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Financial Success No Matter Your Age

Apr 12, 2018
With different stages in your life, diverse achievements and challenges await. But no matter what your age, being money-smart is always a wise choice. Curious how to meet your financial goals, no matter your age? Take a look at these tips.
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Smart Things to do with Your Tax Refund

Mar 14, 2018
For the 2017 tax filing year, the Internal Revenue Service reports that seven in 10 Americans will be getting a refund; with the average amount being close to $2,900. It’s important to be financially savvy with your refund. Here are some smart money tips - as well as some big no-no’s.
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Social Media Payments: Secure or Risky?

Dec 13, 2017
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat have long been a place to reconnect and communicate. Now, these and other social media channels are providing free payment services, where users are encouraged to attach debit or credit card information to their social media accounts for person-to-person financial transactions. However, that could come with much higher security risks than using traditional payment routes.
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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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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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