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.

Understanding Different Types of Student Loans

Sep 04, 2019
October is National Higher Education Month! If you are preparing for the costs of a college education, and are considering your borrowing options, there are some important details to understand about college loans.
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Financial Education Innovator Awardee – Julian Griego

Jul 18, 2019
In 2018 Nusenda Foundation launched its Financial Education Innovator recognition program, which aims to showcase those in the community who are dedicated to increasing economic mobility and stability for their fellow New Mexicans. Julian Griego, Lead Instructor/Chef de Cuisine for the Street Food Institute, has been named the second recipient of the Financial Education Innovator Award.
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Six Tips for Anyone Late to the Retirement-Planning Game

Jun 17, 2019
“Over the hill” surprise birthday parties can be fun. But one shock you don’t want in your 50s is the realization that you’ve completely overlooked retirement or are significantly behind where you need to be. No matter why you’re falling short, if you are, it’s time for a retirement offensive. Here are a few things to consider as you try to re-energize your savings game.
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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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Preparing for a Big Expense

Feb 12, 2019
Even with life’s joyous occasions, like a wedding or expecting a child, saving money will always be a common denominator. Although living on less to prepare for the future isn’t easy, planning and a positive attitude are key to your success.
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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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Budget-Savvy Holiday Celebrations

Nov 19, 2018
Even if you have a list in hand and the best of intentions, holiday spending is often a budget-buster. The expenses can be numerous: presents, wrapping paper, cards, decorations, food, and travel, to name a few. If money is tight, there is no need to despair. A little bit of creativity, savvy planning, and thoughtfulness can get you through the holidays without draining your wallet.
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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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