Are You Financially Ready to Retire in Ten Years?

The last decade before you plan to retire is an important one. It's kind of like you’ve been climbing a mountain. You’ve been preparing for a long time to make the climb. When people prepare to climb a mountain, don't they also plan to get back down ...

Building an Emergency Fund to Secure Your Financial Future

Although we plan for what we can, there are times when unforeseen expenses can threaten to destroy our financial security. You’re paying your bills, you have some expendable income, but unexpected circumstances can quickly turn into financial ...

How Debt and Financial Stress Affect Your Health

Everyone understands that debt isn’t good for your financial health. Planning, saving, and keeping debt low are the keys to keeping your financial health in good standing. What we don’t talk about enough is how debt impacts your mental and physical ...

What if You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund?

Unexpected expenses are, by definition, not in your budget or plan. A surprise medical bill, a major car or home repair, or a job loss can all be financially devastating if you aren’t prepared. While you can’t plan an emergency, having an emergency ...

How to Build a Better Emergency Fund

At some point, nearly every adult needs the security of an emergency fund. This is money you have saved, separate from your retirement savings or personal savings, as a safety net in case of emergency. Job loss, medical expenses, or an unexpected ...

How Much is Enough to Put Away in an Emergency Savings Fund?

Life doesn’t always go as planned and sometimes things come up that we weren’t expecting, such as car or home repairs, medical emergencies, or sudden job loss. Just imagine how much easier and less stressful it would be to know that you were ready ...

Your Guide to Building an Emergency Savings Fund

You’ve probably heard plenty of advice telling you about the importance of having an emergency fund. For good reason too! Unexpected events such as job loss, illness, or major home or auto repairs can happen to anyone at any time, but do you ...

7 Easy Ways to Save Money by Decreasing Your Monthly Expenses

It is important for your financial security to make saving part of your routine. You might be saving to build an emergency fund, to pay down debt, or to save for a large purchase, such as a down payment on a house. Many of us struggle with finding ...
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