12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 12: Review and Tweak

12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 12: Review and Tweak

Congratulations! You’ve reached the 12th and final step of the 12 steps to financial wellness. In this step, we’ll review each of the previous steps and adjust this part of your financial health as necessary.

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All You Need to Know About Check Washing

All You Need to Know About Check Washing

Despite the increasing digitization of money management, there is still a place in the economy for paper checks – and along with them, check-washing scams. According to the National Check Fraud Center, check washing has an $815 million annual price tag to U.S. consumers. Unfortunately, instances of check washing often go unnoticed until it’s too late to

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How to Host a Stress-free Holiday Meal on a Budget

How to Host a Stress-free Holiday Meal on a Budget

Holiday hosting can be super-stressful – and expensive! This year, with prices soaring at the grocery and beyond, breaking that budget on hosting duties can seem like a sure thing. Lucky for you, you can change the odds. Here are six ways you can host a stress-free and awesome holiday meal without draining your wallet.

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Don’t Get Caught in a Non-Delivery Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Non-Delivery Scam

With the holidays approaching, and online shopping reaching its annual peak, scammers are out in full force to get at your money and your purchases. There are many scams to watch for this time of year, from online “retailers” phishing for information as you shop to brazen porch thieves who swipe delivered packages from doorsteps and so many

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Last-Minute Holiday Hacks

Last-Minute Holiday Hacks

The holidays are drawing closer and there’s still so much to do! You’ve got gifts to buy and wrap, meals to prepare and more items on your to-do list than gifts on your preschooler’s wish list. Some days, it can seem like your stress levels will keep rising while the money in your wallet keeps dwindling–all the way up until the holidays arrive. Want some good news? It

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12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 11: Start Investing

12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 11: Start Investing

With your retirement funds up and running, you’re ready to give your money its best chance at growth through your choice of investment options.

The world of investing can be vast and confusing, especially to a first timer. There are so many decisions to make, and each one carries with it the risk of

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Don’t Get Caught in an Inheritance Scam

Don’t Get Caught in an Inheritance Scam

Inheritance scams have been around forever, and they’ve only gotten more prevalent with the advent of online communication. Unfortunately, if the victim falls for the scam, they’ll only inherit the loss of funds, identity theft and more. 

Here’s what you need to know about inheritance scams and how to protect yourself.

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What to Buy and What to Skip in December

What to Buy and What to Skip in December

December blows in at the peak of the holiday shopping frenzy, and then it tiptoes out with the end of the year and post-holiday calm. Black Friday deals are long over, and there are no major shopping holidays this month, but you can still find a fabulous deal before and after the holidays. So, whether you’re finishing up your

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Don’t Get Caught in a Social Security Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Social Security Scam

Social Security scams are already very common, and they’re c the rise. Unfortunately, many of the older adults who receive Social Security benefits can be overly trusting and vulnerable to scams like these. However, with some crucial information and knowledge of how these scams work, you can protect yourself and Social Security

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How to Budget in Times of Inflation

How to Budget in Times of Inflation

With inflation at record highs, many Americans are finding it difficult to stick to a budget. After all, when groceries have leapt in price and household staples can be double, or even triple, what they cost just a year ago, how can the same amount of money get you through the month?

Sticking to a budget during times of high inflation is

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