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Controlling What We Can

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on many households. For example, a recent Fidelity study found that a quarter of U.S. adults are less confident than they were before the pandemic that they will eventually
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When Inflation Hits Home

The mayor of my city sent me a letter last week. Well, actually, he sent it to all homeowners and residents. He informed us that the city council just voted to raise taxes. The move is necessary, he said, because the
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If You Hate to Budget, You’re Not Doing it Right

A budget isn’t about less but about more. With more information about your finances, you’ll make better use of money. And you’ll end up with more for the things that matter most to
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How’s Your (Financial) Health? Find Out With a Self-Checkup

Conducting a methodical yearly examination of your fiscal health is a wise investment in your overall financial well-being.
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A New Money-Management App That Emphasizes Christian Stewardship

The MoneyWise app brings envelope-method discipline into a digital age, and it helps Christians align their faith with their financial decisions.
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Invest In Your 401(k) or Pay Down Your Home Mortgage?

Will you come out ahead by investing or by prepaying your mortgage? Here's a year-by-year comparison of the two approaches. 
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When a Financial Storm Hits Home

As the economic storm that accompanied COVID-19 continues to rage, here are ways to "batten down the hatches" in your personal finances.
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Making Ends Meet: Essentials for Successful Budgeting

Budgeting isn’t simply tracking what you've already spent. For a budget system to be successful, you must be able to answer the question, “How much do I have left to spend in each
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Ordinary People Who Have a “Financial Superpower”

Being a “super saver” won’t help protect the Earth against evil aliens. But substantial savings can guard against personal financial disaster and help you meet long-term goals.
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Beware the Short Memory, and Other Points to Ponder

Crazy times “We are in such bizarre times, all bets are off. It is certainly not the time for ‘buy and hold’ unless your goal is to lose everything. If not, then you need an active, flexible, defensive investment strategy
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