Financial Wellness

Diversification in Investing: What it is And Why You Should Be Doing it

If you’ve been involved in or near conversation about investments, you’ve probably heard the word “diversification.”  This term gets thrown around a lot, and it’s an important one to understand if you are an investor, or thinking about becoming one.  A diversified portfolio is a happy one, so read on to understand how, through diversification in investing, you can create a …

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Roth IRA: A Love Story

Investing is hard.  This is especially true for Millennials who are more concerned with paying the bills and starting a family than saving for retirement that’s still 20-40 years away. It can be confusing to try and determine which types of investment vehicles you need, how many, and how much money you should be contributing to each. Believe it or …

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5 Easy Ways to Spend Less Money on Groceries

In these trying times, where so many are focusing on savings amidst job loss and economic uncertainty, it’s a perfect opportunity to reassess and implement changes to save money on some of the more significant household expenditures. For the majority of people, the three most substantial expenses are housing, transportation, and food.  Food tends to be the low-hanging fruit of …

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The Anti-Budget is the Simplest Budgeting Solution You’ve Never Heard of

Budget might as well be a four-letter word to a lot of people.  Many have a visceral reaction when budgets at the mention of the thing. It springs forth thoughts of spreadsheets, envelopes, and dashed dreams for all the things we wish we had if only we could stick to a budget. The truth is, it doesn’t need to be …

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6 Easy Steps to Save Time & Money on Weekly Dinner Planning

Sometimes it seems harder to plan a week’s worth of dinners than it does to go through the store and mindlessly choose things from the shelves.  Even thinking about what you’re going to eat five days from now is enough to make some people squirm. But planners like me know that an unplanned trip to the grocery will likely result …

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7 Informative Personal Finance Books and Podcasts

Money impacts so many aspects of our lives, yet so few people feel in control of their financial future. According to Capital One and Decision Lab’s Mind Over Money study, 77% of study participants reported feeling anxious about their financial situation. Of these, 58% of respondents felt that finances were controlling their lives. The fact that more than three-quarters of …

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