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Tracking Your Net Worth

Submitted by Mariza Wultsch on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your net worth is a barometer of your financial health. Regularly checking this number helps you assess where you’re at, measure your progress toward your goals and build a financial plan.

When to Get an Advisor?

Submitted by Jordan Mills on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

Taking care of your finances is your responsibility, but you don’t have to do it alone. An advisor, or better yet, a certified financial planner, comes in useful anytime, especially when changes in life create new financial obligations and challenges.

Young Pros: Plan for Future

Submitted by Taylor Schulte on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

Even as steady paychecks begin to roll in, young adults face a tough road: a volatile and inherently chancy savings vehicle in investments and a retirement that, although far off, will likely cost an unprecedented fortune. What can you do if you’re just starting out?

$ Tips for the Rest of 2015

Submitted by Barry Glassman on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

You started this year off with grand resolutions and intentions, but the demands of everyday life got in the way or your financial plans just became overwhelming. Try tackling big goals in more manageable, bite-sized pieces, such as one a month.

Attacking Your Debt’s Causes

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

You’ve likely seen commercials that urge you to consolidate all your debt into a loan on which you make the heralded “one low payment.” The concept promises to free some cash so you can more easily live paycheck to paycheck. The consolidation plan also, if you use it too soon, does nothing to address the root problem of your debt.

How to Couple Your Money

Submitted by Taylor Schulte on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:00pm

Valentine’s Day is of course an extremely popular day for marriage proposals. Regardless of which side of the engagement you’re on, consider when deciding to take that next big step how, when and where to wed not just each other, but also your finances.