Financial Library

Financial knowledge leads to financial success, and the articles below can help you take more control of your finances now.

Feb 19, 2021
Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. While some of the limits remain unchanged for 2021, other key numbers have increased.
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Dec 23, 2020
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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Dec 03, 2020
The holiday season is here, and now is the perfect time to get started on your gift planning and shopping. But before you shop in-person or get online with your credit card in hand, it’s essential to set a plan and create a realistic budget. It’s easy to overspend with all of the excitement, but spending too much now could mean months of bills and high credit card charges in the new year.
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Aug 11, 2020
You may have noticed signs in local stores about paying with exact change, or seen stories in the news about a national shortage of coin. There are several reasons that there is a shortage of coin throughout the country.
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Mar 17, 2020
Bubbles burst, the economy falters, companies downsize, and personal disasters happen which can result in a reduced paycheck. Perpetual salary growth or even maintenance is simply not guaranteed. However, by adopting the right tools and attitude, you can make the most of a reduced paycheck and not just survive, but thrive.
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Mar 19, 2019
Despite improvements in the national economy, 44% of New Mexico’s households are still in a persistent state of financial insecurity, which means that if faced with an emergency, they lack adequate savings to cover basic expenses for three months. Prosperity Now, a public policy organization in Washington, D.C., ranks New Mexico 50th in income poverty and 43rd in the number of unbanked households.
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Jan 16, 2019
Many people use the new year as a chance for a fresh start. When it comes to your finances, this is the perfect opportunity to think about changes to your current financial habits. If you’ve struggled to increase your savings or spend less, start the year right with these tips and money-smart moves.
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Jul 18, 2018
For most people, buying a vehicle is likely to be one of the largest purchases made in a lifetime. By taking the time to properly plan and prepare for buying a car, you can save yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars. Check out these money-savvy steps.
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May 14, 2018
Making an open-ended promise to save money is hard to accomplish if you don’t set rules and guidelines. So if you’re serious about stashing more cash, determine exactly how much you want to save by a specific date. One month is a reasonable timeframe to start building healthy, money-saving habits.
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