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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 Things to do (and not 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. Rather than letting those dollars disappear into your normal spending routine or spent on a frivolous expense, it’s important to be financially savvy. 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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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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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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