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Realistic Career Education

Submitted by Phillip Shrotman on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 3:00pm

Vocational education is a fine way to prepare yourself for a job, in a world when too many young people can’t find employment. But the programs are not all good. Here’s how to tell the good from the bad.

Money Planning in 9 Steps

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Everybody wants a solid financial plan, yet more than 40% of Americans don’t have one. Unless you develop a formal strategy – such as a written plan – you might well find any financial goal elusive. Here are nine tips for planning.

Trek to Financial Wellness

Submitted by Rick Kahler on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

One of the most important financial journeys we can take is the path to financial wellness. Building financial security and independence, while certainly important, makes up only one slice of the whole financial wellness pie. Financial wellness also incorporates the ways that wealth and income affect our emotional and physical well-being.

How to Start Real Planning

Submitted by Ryan McGuire on Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:00pm

You’re way too busy. You’ll take care of that next month. These words probably cross your mind when you face difficult or time-consuming tasks – including financial decisions. Bad move, and here are easy first steps to finally end procrastinating about your money.

Your First Planning Question

Submitted by Maureen Crimmins on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

When you start formalizing what to do with your money, what should you think about first? Determining what will matter most to you at different stages of your life is crucial to developing a financial plan. Not everyone has the same opinion or values: One person’s forgettable toy is another’s indispensable treasure.

How to Get Lifetime Security

Submitted by Gary Brooks on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your financial planning and investment management often require solutions unique to you. Several key tenets of personal finance require no customizing, though. If you can follow these principles, you enjoy a better chance of financial security.