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4 Reasons Financial Literacy is Essential 

4 Reasons Financial Literacy is Essential 

April is Financial Literacy Month! The purpose of Financial Literacy Month is to bring awareness to and promote the importance of establishing and maintaining financial healthy habits. Unfortunately, in our country, financial literacy has not been prioritized as an essential topic of learning in Public K-12 or higher education. Too many are left to fend for themselves when it comes to managing money. “College graduates spent 16 years gaining…

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7 Tips to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

7 Tips to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

As we start a new year, it presents an opportunity for us to reflect on the past and chart a new course for the future. Personally, resolutions never really resonated with me. It’s like a one-time affirmation. Successful people and organizations don’t set resolutions, they set specific, written goals, we should do the same.

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9 Questions to Ask Your 401k Provider

9 Questions to Ask Your 401k Provider

When was the last time you really looked at your 401(k)? Not just the balance, but a good hard look at the actual investments and the performance. For most people, the answer is ‘not recently!’ It’s not necessarily because we don’t care. On the contrary, if you are reading this, you obviously do, but there’s confusion about what’s in our…

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3 Money Lessons for Thanksgiving

3 Money Lessons for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a holiday with the least pretense or pomp and circumstance and is almost exclusively focused on family, gratitude and quality time (a.k.a. the things that really matter). That focus is also extremely important for our finances. There is no shortage of distractions when it comes to things we can do with our money, so…

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4 Money Lessons from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

4 Money Lessons from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

The 2016 Presidential Election was historic on multiple fronts. Two of the most unpopular candidates battled in one of the most contentious, divisive and unconventional campaigns in modern history. For some, the result was a deeply shocking and painful event, for others it was redemption for voices long ignored. In all, nearly 120 Million Americans voted and the popular vote…

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