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Planning Ahead: How to Cut Expenses and Build Your Savings

By EveryIncome on 8/5/22 10:00 AM

Many people have specific financial goals (e.g., filling a rainy-day fund, buying a house, paying down debt, or starting to invest), and most of these goals involve saving money. If you are struggling to put money away for your financial plans, reducing your spending may be necessary. Consider these tips to help you cut expenses and build your savings to facilitate your future financial plans.

Topics: Financial Planning Lifestyle Planning Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Financial Security Budgeting
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A Couple’s Guide to Building a Budget — Without Killing Each Other

By EveryIncome on 7/25/22 10:00 AM

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.

Topics: Financial Planning Benefits of a Financial Advisor Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Financial Security Budgeting
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Achieving Financial Freedom

By EveryIncome on 6/6/22 11:00 AM

We all want to be financially free, right? Living under the burden of bills, saving, and trying to figure life out feels impossible and overwhelming at times. What if we told you that achieving financial freedom is within your reach – you just have to know the do’s and don’ts of handling your personal finances. 

Here’s what you should know. 

Topics: Financial Planning Lifestyle Planning Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Financial Security Budgeting
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7 Ways to Improve Your Money Mindset

By EveryIncome on 5/30/22 1:00 PM

You could set as many financial goals as you want, but without the right mindset, they are nearly impossible to reach. How you think about money—consciously and subconsciously—can affect your decisions, how you handle money, and how much money you have overall. The good news is that you can change your money mindset at any time and turn your personal financial situation around. 

What Is Your Money Mindset? 

Your money mindset is any thoughts or feelings you have about money. For example, if you tell yourself, "I’ll never make enough money to retire early", then guess what? You won’t. 

What you tell yourself and how you think about money determines how you handle money. If you tell yourself you aren’t good enough, then you’ll never stretch beyond your limits and make your financial goals a reality. 

Topics: Financial Planning Lifestyle Planning Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Budgeting
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The Main Street Code for Financial Success

By NAIFA on 3/10/22 11:45 AM

What's your most important financial asset? What's the best way to grow your money tax-free? NAIFA President Larry Holzberg answers these questions and more with Neil Himmelstein on the podcast "The Main Street Code for Financial Success".

Holzberg and Himmelstein discuss the importance of working with a financial advisor and having the right kind of insurance to protect your assets and your family. “[Life Insurance] allows people to maintain their lifestyle, reach their goals, and do the most important thing—love their family,” says Holzberg.

Listen to the Episode Here

Topics: Disability Insurance Long Term Care Life Insurance Financial Planning podcast Financial Wellness Careers in Financial Services
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Creating Healthy Tech and Media Habits with Your Teen

By NAIFA on 2/26/22 10:30 AM

NAIFA supports teen mental health. Financial security begins with a healthy relationship with money, which starts with a healthy relationship with oneself.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Families for Depression Awareness will present the webinar "Creating Healthy Tech and Media Habits with Your Teen". Host Meredith Gansner, M.D., will discuss how technology can affect teen mental health and how parents and adults can help. All are welcome to attend: parents, guardians, family members, youth workers, and any other adult with a teen in their life.

Topics: Technology social media webinar Financial Wellness Internet Family
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An Expanded View of the Gig Economy: Beyond Apps

By EveryIncome on 2/11/22 10:00 AM

When most people think of the gig economy, they immediately think of the popular ridesharing apps, food delivery services, and grocery delivery options that have become ubiquitous in today’s world. However, with significant legal questions over large ridesharing companies’ classification of drivers as non-employees, the future of some large players in the industry is starting to seem a bit uncertain. The gig economy is a lifeline for many workers trying to provide for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are a few ways for individuals to expand their view of the industry beyond the most popular app-based options.

Topics: small business Financial Wellness
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Perks of Remote Jobs: Home Office Deductions and Other Financial Benefits

By EveryIncome on 1/10/22 2:18 PM

While some professionals are returning to their daily grind at the office, many Americans are continuing to work from home. Although focusing on work can be a challenge amid kids, pets, and other distractions, many workers are discovering and embracing the financial benefits offered by remote jobs. Here are some of the ways that remote workers can save money.

Topics: Tax Savings Financial Wellness COVID-19 Pandemic
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Succeeding in the Gig Economy

By EveryIncome on 1/7/22 1:44 PM

As Americans face the harsh realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to the gig economy for income. While most people think of delivery and ridesharing services as the only job opportunities on offer, there are plenty of other careers that are part of the gig economy. Freelancers, construction workers, web designers, and hourly workers in a variety of positions are also included in this category. If you are thinking about turning towards jobs in the gig economy to supplement your income, there are a few things you should know.

Topics: Networking small business Financial Wellness
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You’ve Conquered Your Credit Card Debt! Now What?

By EveryIncome on 12/27/21 8:00 AM

Living with the oppressive burden of credit card debt can be incredibly stressful, and breaking bad financial habits takes practice and dedication. For many borrowers, a debt-free future is achievable through hard work, financial education, and restraint. If you have recently conquered your credit card debt, you deserve heartfelt congratulations! You have overcome a major roadblock to good financial health. However, without careful consideration for your next steps, you might quickly find yourself back in debt. Keep these tips in mind as you navigate the world debt-free.

Topics: Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Debt

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