Financial planning

How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

Thomas Barwick | Digital vision | Getty Images Many families struggle to come up with money when faced with an unexpected $400 expense. This lack of emergency savings may force them to borrow money at high interest rates to pay for the surprise expense, putting their financial security at risk. Congress now has a window …

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Most Americans want to “age in place” at home.  Here's how to plan your support systems

Most Americans want to “age in place” at home. Here’s how to plan your support systems

ridofranz | Istock | Getty Images We definitely want to age in place, experts say. A recent AARP report shows that 85% of respondents age 65 or older want to stay in their current residence for as long as possible. Retirement-focused financial advisors can help you with the financial and non-financial preparations to do so. …

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1 in 4 adults in the United States live with a disability.  It's essential to have a financial plan to take care of the care

1 in 4 adults in the United States live with a disability. It’s essential to have a financial plan to take care of the care

Daniel Trush was only 12 when a brain aneurysm ruptured and changed the course of his entire life. “I fell into a coma, and I was in a coma for 30 days – and I was in hospital and in rehab for a total of 341 days,” said Daniel, who is now 38 and lives …

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NBA star James Harden puts his nonprofit's backing in an effort to boost financial literacy among young adults

NBA star James Harden puts his nonprofit’s backing in an effort to boost financial literacy among young adults

James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers looks for a pass against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round on April 25, 2022. Tim Nwachukwu | Getty Images For NBA player James Harden, building financial literacy in young adults is personal. Harden, a point guard and shooter who recently signed a …

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Worried about mismanaging your money?  Give yourself a financial statement in 7 simple steps

Worried about mismanaging your money? Give yourself a financial statement in 7 simple steps

As kids and teens prepare for “back to school,” now is the time for adults to “get back to basics” when it comes to their finances. Give yourself a financial statement. Examine the current state of your finances and determine what you need to do to be – or stay – on track to reach …

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New research shows 58% of adults who don't work with a financial planner feel anxious about their finances

New research shows 58% of adults who don’t work with a financial planner feel anxious about their finances

Navigating your personal finances is something easier said than done, especially when you’re trying to work toward multiple financial goals simultaneously, like building an emergency fund while paying off debt. For this reason, it can often be helpful to get a second opinion and seek advice from a financial professional on your next steps. According …

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