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  | Financial Decisions

5 Tips for making smart investments this year

Building wealth this year needs focus and dedication because investment trends have changed as people develop creative ways of making money. You need to remain focused, dedicated, and with the right knowledge to make a great investment that will give you a bang for your buck.
  | Financial Wellness

5 tips for achieving your financial Zen

When you imagine your financial future, what do you see? No more credit card debt? A larger nest egg? Finally having some spending cash? To make that vision a reality, you need a plan.
  | Financial Decisions

4 Ways to Prepare for a Longer Retirement

Americans are living longer these days. That's a positive thing in theory, but from a retirement-planning standpoint, it can be challenging. After all, there's a difference between needing your retirement savings to last 20 years versus 30 years or more.
If you want to reduce the money you owe the IRS, you need to claim all of the tax deductions and credits that are available to you. Both deductions and credits can have a big effect on reducing your tax bill, but they are definitely not the same -- and one is much more valuable than the other.
  | 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.
This is an account of Madam C.J. Walker, an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist. She rose from poverty and was the first documented American female self-made millionaire recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.² Madam Walker created a beauty business hiring black women as a means to support themselves, and provided a needed service to her community. She donated generously and supported the NAACP to help stop lynching and empower future African-American lives.¹ This is her story.
We all know saving for retirement matters, but many of us aren’t sure how to go about it. Fortunately, you can take one simple step right now to help make sure you’re prepared.

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