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Be Wise With Money
Save early: Give your money time to work for you
May 1, 2017
Millennials get a lot of grief for enjoying their cups of joe. The fact that 45% have spent more on coffee than on investing in their retirement may have something to do with it. Other factors such as student debt repayments and saving for a car or a house are greater priorities than the distant future of retirement.
It's never too early to start estate planning [Guide]
March 3, 2017
Your family counts on you every day – no matter if you work outside the home or are a stay-at-home caregiver. And whether you’re leaving an inheritance for your children or making a donation to your alma mater or favorite charity, the benefits to you and your family of having a strong estate plan and an up-to-date will in place are three-fold.
Help your teen master money management
February 20, 2017 | Amy Merrick; excerpted from Thrivent magazine
With the definition of "cool" constantly changing by the latest fashion trend or the newest smartphone, it's easy for teens to think that being able to buy what they want when they want will make them happy. Help them avoid that trap by giving them something that will put them on the path to lifelong happiness: money management skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
7 common investment terms & what they can mean for you
February 16, 2017
Congratulations! You've put money aside. So what do you do with it? You know savings accounts and certificates of deposit pay relatively little interest. But you also know you want the money to help you reach your financial goals. Welcome to the world of investing. Yes, it can seem bewildering. But it doesn't have to be. To help you get started, here's a look at seven common types of investments.