Melanie Dabb, Extension Assistant Professor
The principles of financial management are simple, but simple doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy. One of the biggest challenges to reaching goals and developing financial habits is discouragement. It takes time and effort to stick to goals and often we lose interest when we feel we have put in a lot of work and only made a little progress. The key is to keep going.
These four tips can help you stay motivated and on track with your financial goals and budget:
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Financial Health by the Decade
Amanda H. Christensen, AFC, Extension Associate Professor
What does financial health look like at each age? Timing will vary from person to person, but below are suggested financial milestones to achieve at each decade of life. This is not an all-inclusive list, but provides a foundation of things to consider. Milestones achieved at earlier ages, such as a good credit score and an adequate emergency fund, should continue into the following years.
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Vincenza Vicari-Bentley, AFC
Congratulations! You’ve decided to put money for your retirement through an account offered by your employer. You’ve taken the first big step but now you may face a much tougher decision:
how to invest your retirement savings?
You might be overwhelmed with information from your employer and it might be several pages of instructions and advice about things like asset allocation, fund performance, and fees. You probably want a simple answer. However, when figuring out which investments are best for you, there are a few recommended steps:
America Saves, and you should too!
KristiLyn Wilkinson, M.S.
Empowering Financial Wellness Program Manager
Since 2007, America Saves Week has been an annual celebration. It is held the last week of February, and it focuses on helping people save more money. Who doesn’t want to have more money in savings? I certainly do, but it can be daunting to get started. If you would like to learn more about American Saves, you can check out their website at Americasaves.org. This is a great website where you can set savings goals and sign up to get email and text reminders to help keep you on track. Each day during America Saves Week they will be focusing on these different aspects of savings!
Jerevie Canlas, Ph.D., CFLE
Empowering Financial Wellness Program Coordinator
Wait! Don’t go checking your bank account just yet. I’m not asking you to check your monthly statements - that’s not what I mean by “money history.” What I’m trying to get at is your history with money - your formative experiences regarding finances. We’re not necessarily talking about whether you grew up rich or poor, but the meanings you created and associated with money.
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