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  | Financial Decisions

Explaining financial plans and why you need one

A clear understanding of personal expenditures and savings rates is essential for securing a strong financial future. A financial plan can help everyone from the extraordinarily wealthy to those struggling to make ends meet.
Saving money is a big goal for all of us. So in a single-parent family, when one parent bears the responsibility of raising kids and making financial ends meet, saving for something like your own retirement might be further down the priority list compared to your other financial goals.
As you’ve probably noticed, financial wellness is all the rage. According to one survey, about 90 percent of large and mid-sized companies are now offering financial wellness programs as an employee benefit. But what exactly is “financial wellness,” and are you financially well?
  | Financial Decisions

Financial planning when starting a family

Planning for significant life transitions is central to financial planning. As recent first-time parents, we can say with confidence that there may be no greater transition in life than starting a family.
  | Spending & Budgeting

How to choose the best mortgage

Unless you can buy a house entirely in cash, finding the right house is only half the battle. The other half is choosing the best type of mortgage. Since you'll likely be paying back your mortgage over a long period of time, it's important to find a loan that meets your needs and your budget. When you borrow money from a lender, you're making a legal agreement to repay that loan over a set amount of time – with interest.
If there’s one thing we know about baby boomers—the generation born between 1946 and 1964—it’s that they like to change things up. Now that they’re entering their golden years, boomers are skipping the “early bird special” and doing retirement their way. Here are 7 trends to watch.
  | Investing

This year, give savings (not stuff)

The holidays are just around the corner, and if you have kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, you’re probably racking your brain trying to figure out the perfect gift.

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