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.

Financial Education Innovator Awardee – Alex Luce

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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Money-Smart Resolutions To Make This Year

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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Nine Steps to Getting the Car You Want

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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30-Day Savings Challenge

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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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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Tax Time: Preparing to Prepare

Feb 14, 2018
Tax season is officially under way, and while filing your taxes may not be your definition of a fun time, the process is less painful if you're prepared. Additionally, with the first significant reform of the tax code since 1986, it's more important than ever to have an organized system now - and in preparation for 2018.
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Six Ways to Overcome Debt

Jan 11, 2018
If overwhelming debt is causing you stress, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are suffering from anxiety and depression because they have difficulty paying their financial obligations. Whatever the cause of the debt here are some steps you can take to beat the “bill blues.”
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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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Smart Giving

Nov 13, 2017
Smart Giving: How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Donation. 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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