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.

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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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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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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Money and Relationships

Feb 15, 2017
When matters of the heart meet with matters of finance, the path isn’t always adorned with rose petals and chocolates. Combining debts and income under one umbrella might work for one couple, while keeping everything separate and distinct might work for others. Regardless of which option you may choose when starting out in your relationship, the secret to successful finances in your relationship is to communicate early and often.
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Managing Your Debt Wisely

Jan 10, 2017
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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