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3 Investors, 3 Ideas for How to Invest $5,000

Even when you have smart digital tools and a budget that aligns with your financial goals, saving money and building wealth still requires some effort. But how great would it be to have a fairy godmother or a genie in a bottle granting wishes, especially if one of those wishes gave you $5,000 to invest […]

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How I’m Setting Myself up for Financial Success This Year

I, like many people, had high hopes for 2020. And we all know how THAT turned out. ☺️ Last year was a difficult year for a lot of folks, but the one thing we’ve all come to recognize is that we are far stronger than we realize. I want to share a few things I’m […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?

It’s hard to quantify the cost to raise a child, but several researchers have done just that. According to the USDA’s 2015 findings, the cost to raise a child from birth through high school graduation is, on average, $233,610 in the United States. This number does not include college. If you plan on paying for […]

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The Truth About How Long Your Retirement Savings Will Last

When you retire is one of the most significant decisions of your life. It’s also one of the toughest ones to make. Your savings’ lifespan will depend on multiple factors, including the economy, inflation, and many others, which aren’t under your control. As we go through this article, we’ll discuss estimates, overall trends, and good-faith […]

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An Emergency Plan to Pair With Your Emergency Fund

Do you remember school fire drills? You’d be sitting in class, not paying attention, and the fire alarm would suddenly go off. Everyone would calmly get up, line up by the door, and slowly walk a predetermined route out of the building to where you were supposed to congregate. No one panicked. We just walked. […]

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Investing in Index Funds: What You Need to Know

Passive investors like index funds for three main reasons — they’re hands-off, diversified, and affordable. Index funds offer a plethora of other advantages too, but before you jump on the bandwagon, read on to explore the pluses, minuses, and reasons they’re so popular. What is an index fund? An index fund is a bundle of […]

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4 Tips to Setting Smart Financial Goals – No Matter Where You Are Financially

As the global pandemic presses on into the new year, you may find yourself feeling a bit hopeless about setting financial goals for 2021. Will the economy tank? What will happen with student loans? Will there be any financial relief? Unfortunately, my Magic 8-Ball hasn’t been accurate since the 3rd grade, but having so many […]

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3 Steps to Supercharging Your Savings

Over the past two weeks, my husband and I have had several unexpected expenses. First, our beloved family dog got very sick and ended up in the veterinary hospital for three days. Right when we got her back, my car wouldn’t start and needed to be towed to the repair shop. As soon as I […]

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8 Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Increase Your Income

With the pandemic making itself comfortable in our lives, millions of Americans have come face-to-face with the vulnerability of their financial situations. The idea of increasing your income sounds amazing, but one online search can leave you overwhelmed and feeling the pressure to build the next BuzzFeed. As a financial coach, it’s been critical for […]

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Big Sean on Moguls in the Making, Self-Care, and His Hometown of Detroit

Entertainer and entrepreneur Big Sean, recently released his new album, Detroit 2, and shortly after made time to speak with our Director of Corporate Citizenship, Natalie Brown, regarding our second annual Moguls in the Making competition. Though hosted virtually this year, the program was nothing short of a success. For the second consecutive year, Ally […]

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