A new study from Northwestern Mutual highlights the state of financial planning in America and the role of financial advisors in boosting confidence and trust. According to the data, about two-thirds of Americans believe their financial planning is insufficient, with younger adults showing even higher concern. Economic uncertainty has prompted some people to seek or plan to work with financial advisors.
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Everyone, regardless of their income, gets antsy when there's a recession, depression, or even a slight downturn in the market. The uncertainty can cause a lot of anxiety about what's to come. It can make people put life plans on hold, start to look for other employment, or reassess how they're managing their money. Even though no one can predict how long or impactful a recession will be, there are some things you can do to cope and manage during a stressful time.
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Money can be a big challenge for relationships, especially for couples on a budget with limited income or a lot of debt. Overwhelming debt, lack of communication, and financial secrets can lead to arguments, guilt, finger-pointing, and resentment. Here are the steps to help.
Understanding what a budget is, what it can do, and how to build one together can help couples address problems in a healthy, positive way as they work toward mutual financial goals.
A budget is simply a roadmap for dividing household income into expenses (including mortgage, groceries, and discretionary spending). Building a budget together means agreeing on the roadmap and helping each other stick to it.
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For folks who are in the final stretch before retirement, tying up any loose ends is essential. Before they begin traveling, taking up hobbies, and enjoying downtime, retirees must be sure that they have the assets necessary to support themselves. Retirement planning can take decades of hard work, but seeking sound financial advice from a professional can help ensure that retirees are on solid financial footing for their golden years. Whether you are seeking financial advice for the first time or have worked with a professional advisor for years, here are some reasons why soon-to-be retirees should talk to financial experts.
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Many students don't understand what a career in financial services entails leave alone what the term "financial services" means. The finance service industry is an exciting global industry that is constantly advancing and expanding. It comprises various types of businesses involved in managing money, and it plays a significant role in building the economy. Despite upturns and downturns, the industry has a reputable history as a sought-after career destination for bright and ambitious youths. There are so many reasons why students should consider this job sector. Some of them include:
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The internet is great, isn’t it? Every decision-making tool you could possibly need is there, right at your fingertips.
But some decisions are more important than others. Some could affect the very lifestyle you lead for the rest of your life. And some could mean the difference between being able to pay for your child’s college tuition, or even your ability to pay your bills next month.