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How to Choose the Investments That Are Right for You

How to Choose the Investments That Are Right for You

Getting into investing can be daunting. There are so many kinds of investments for so many purposes … how can you choose? Fortunately, we’ve put together a guide to help.

Read on to learn a few of the most common investment types for beginners. For a more in-depth experience, set up a free consultation with a dedicated financial advisor interested in helping you reach your goals.

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How to Make Yourself Recession-Proof

How to Make Yourself Recession-Proof

One way or another, we’re all feeling the impact of an unstable economy. Luckily, there is plenty you can do to lessen the impact a recession has on your wallet. In this FREE e-book, we’ll cover:

• What’s a recession anyways?
• How do I prepare for a recession?
• Is inflation here to stay?
• How to budget in times of inflation
• How to insulate your investments against inflation

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5 Steps to Take When Starting to Invest

5 Steps to Take When Starting to Invest

Choosing to begin investing before making a plan and knowing where you stand financially is a little like putting the cart before the horse.  In order to make the biggest impact for your best possible return, there are a few steps to consider before finally deciding when, how much and in what way your funds will begin working for you.

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What’s Your Retirement Outlook?

What’s Your Retirement Outlook?

While there is no way to definitively know what your retirement will look like, there are steps you can take now to be in the best shape possible. Prepare now, regardless of where you are in your work life.

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50 Budget-Friendly Activities to Try This Summer

50 Budget-Friendly Activities to Try This Summer

It’s summertime! Get ready for long, lazy days filled with moments that are sure to become priceless memories for you and your family. And the best news? It doesn’t have to cost much at all. Here are 50 budget-friendly activities to try this summer.

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Does Good Debt Exist?

Does Good Debt Exist?

Despite its bad rap, not all debt is bad debt. Some debts are actually beneficial for the debtor and can be considered “good debt.” Let’s take a look at the factors defining good debt, the various types of good debt and how to keep this debt from going bad.

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Money and Mental Health

Money and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at the connection between money and mental health. By managing your finances and seeking help when needed, you can improve your mental health and overall well-being. Click the image above to learn more about the connection between money and mental health and managing financial stress.

5 Ways to Trim Fixed Expenses

5 Ways to Trim Fixed Expenses

When most of us make our monthly budget, we list our fixed monthly expenses and move on from there; however, taking a closer look at those can save you money! You can cut your monthly bills and squeeze more out of your budget!

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Book Review: The Art of Bouncing Back

Book Review: The Art of Bouncing Back

We all have setbacks at some point in life, whether emotional, financial, physical or a combination. Darleen “Coach Dar” Santore’s new book, The Art of Bouncing Back, will teach you recovery skills and reframing techniques to turn around whatever has you down and come out the other side stronger and healthier. With 25+ years of experience, Santore can help you overcome any negative situation. Give it a read!

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6 Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Basketball

6 Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Basketball

Whether it’s March Madness or post-season, there are some surprising financial lessons we can learn from basketball and its players. Let’s take a look at these 6 financial takeaways we can learn from the iconic sport.

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