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When to Use an Emergency Fund: 5 Do’s and 5 Don'ts

By EveryIncome on 2/9/21 1:29 PM

You’ve built an emergency fund, scrimping and saving all the way. First, it was $100. Then, it hit $1,000. Finally, you saved enough to cover several months of expenses.

Topics: Financial Wellness Financial Security Emergency Savings
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How’s Your Financial Health? Our 10-Point Checklist Will Give You an Idea

By EveryIncome on 1/25/21 3:13 PM

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or approaching retirement, organizing your finances and knowing exactly what you need to do to prepare for the future can feel daunting.

Topics: Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Financial Security
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Why You Should Care About Building Credit

By EveryIncome on 1/12/21 5:02 PM

While many individuals see credit as an essential part of personal finance, some avoid credit cards and loans altogether. Although avoiding debt is admirable, building credit is critical for various significant purchases and life events. Building credit responsibly is an excellent way to ease the path towards homeownership, financial stability, and more. Here are three reasons why you should care about building credit.

Topics: Financial Planning Financial Wellness Financial Security
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How Homeowners Can Save Money on Renovations and Maintenance

By EveryIncome on 12/17/20 8:48 AM

While buying a home is a significant expense itself, homeowners will also spend a great deal of money on renovations, additions, and maintenance after they buy. It can be easy to overspend on renovations and remodeling expenses, but there are plenty of ways for homeowners to save money. Consider these tips to help you save money when remodeling, repairing, or maintaining your home.

Topics: Getting Started Financial Planning Financial Wellness Financial Security
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Personal Finance Education Basics: 3 Popular Topics to Sink Your Teeth Into

By NAIFA on 12/16/20 8:33 AM

For those who are just starting to get serious about their money, delving into personal finance education is a critical endeavor. Not everyone is exposed to finance-focused lessons in school. Many of us are expected to jump right into adulthood with very little formal education on things like loans, investing, and credit. If you are just starting your personal finance education journey, consider learning more about these three topics.

Topics: Getting Started Financial Planning Financial Wellness Financial Literacy
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Funding in COVID-19: Resources to Support Higher Education

By NAIFA on 11/19/20 11:12 AM

Nearly 15 million students are enrolled in fall semester classes throughout the United States this year. Approximately 72 percent of those students have received at least some form of financial aid according to the Washington Post. Those who do not receive financial aid will need to file a Free Application For Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form to receive funding. That form is a lifeline to many students not able to pay for their higher education otherwise. This begs the question: What are people whose incomes have been damaged by COVID-19 supposed to do now?

Topics: Getting Started Research Benefits Consumer Professional Development Current Issues Financial Wellness COVID-19 Financial Security Future Leaders University College Higher Education
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COVID-19 Forces Americans to Make Positive Changes

By Ayo Mseka on 7/1/20 1:39 PM

COVID-19 has served as a wake-up call to Americans about their vulnerability to unforeseen illness and mortality, and has already inspired three out of four adults to make changes to their plans for the future.

Topics: Financial Wellness
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Avoiding Scams

By Ayo Mseka on 4/21/20 12:07 PM

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has some information concerning student loan debt relief scams which you might want to share with your clients.

Topics: Financial Wellness Avoiding Scams
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Financial Literacy Month is the Perfect Time to Help Clients Fix Their Financial Missteps

By Ayo Mseka on 4/20/20 2:44 PM

According to a new Financial Wellness Survey from KeyBank, 75% of consumers consider themselves financially savvy, with 41% stating they're savvier than most or they consider themselves experts in areas of personal finance.

Topics: Financial Wellness
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COVID-19 Is Creating Financial Stress for Many Consumers

By Ayo Mseka on 4/20/20 1:18 PM

During this month, which is Financial Literacy Month, it is interesting to note the high level of financial stress that COVID-19 is creating among many consumers. This underscores the need for many agents and advisors to fully participate in Financial Literacy Month and help their clients during these trying times.

Topics: Financial Wellness

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