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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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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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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Smart Things to 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. It’s important to be financially savvy with your refund. Here are some smart money tips - as well as some big no-no’s.
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