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How Anna N’Jie-Konte Brings Communities of Color Into Investing

Anna N’Jie-Konte likes to dream big. A Certified Financial Planner, business owner, wife, and mother of three, she has built a career that not only lets her live out her dreams in a big way — but allows her to help clients make theirs a reality, too. We spoke to Anna about forging a career […]

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Money Lessons From Mom With Jim Wang

When I think back to my childhood, I don’t remember my parents ever teaching me any lessons about money. They never sat me down and taught me about compound interest or credit cards or how to invest my money. I never knew how much my parents made each year until they had to fill out […]

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4 Essential Steps to Take During a Financial Emergency

As a financial educator, I help young families develop better money habits. I teach them how to budget, how to buy a house, how to pay down student loans, and even how to teach their kids about money. I often talk about preparing for financial emergencies, because it’s helpful to have a cushion when your […]

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Staying Home: How This Entrepreneur, Mom of Twins, and Wife of a Frontline Healthcare Worker Finds Gratitude in Uncertain Times

As I sit down to write this, I can almost convince myself things are just as they were a few weeks ago. My laptop is on my desk in my home office. My dog is at my feet. I’m pouring words onto a page, just as I have for the past six years as a […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Money and Options During COVID-19

It’s an unprecedented time in the world as we witness and endure the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Extreme and brave measures have been taken to not only protect us as individuals, but also our family members and communities. With most of the nation at home, social distancing and sheltering-in-place, […]

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How to Give Back to Your Community While Social Distancing

The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing are things I’ve never experienced before. Despite the big changes, I feel very fortunate that our family is healthy, our finances are in good shape despite the recent stock market decline, and we have adjusted to the new schedule without schools and daycare. While we don’t enjoy isolation and […]

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3 Steps to Save for Your Home Renovation

After living in my home for three and a half years, it’s finally time to save for a big home renovation. In the years my husband and I have lived here with our twins, we’ve done little things to improve our house, like paint the walls and change the light fixtures. But now we want […]

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Tips from Tess Wicks: Helping You Save for Your Wedding

Weddings are expensive, but they don’t have to be. Whether you’re in the midst of planning, or just dreaming about it someday, it’s never too early to start coming up with a saving strategy. I want to share a step-by-step guide to saving for your wedding with money in the bank, how to find hidden […]

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Finances After a Life-Changing Illness

It’s two and a half years later, but it feels like just yesterday I was facing my second episode of pulmonary embolism (PE), a condition I’ll have to battle my entire life, where the arteries in my lungs can become blocked by a blood clot. Life has changed a lot since then — including my […]

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London Bound: How I’m Saving for My Dream Trip

For years, I’ve wanted to experience all the famous historical sites in London I had only read about in books: see Shakespeare’s plays at the Globe Theater, marvel at the grandeur of the Tower of London, visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum, and go shopping at Harrods and Selfridges. I’m fortunate enough to have a job […]

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