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Retirement Planning: The Basics You may have a very idealistic vision of retirement — doing all of the things that you never seem to have time to do now. But how do you pursue that vision? Social Security may be around when you retire, but the benefit that you get from Uncle Sam may not provide enough income for your retirement years. To make…
How to Manage Your Money - 10 Step Actions 1. Set up the RIGHT accounts The first step to manage your money (or manage your finances) is making sure you have the right accounts set up. If you have not already done so, you’ll need to set up checking, saving, and investment accounts. These are the building blocks of financial success.
Do you ever wonder where your money goes each month? Are you curious about how to budget and save money? Does it seem like you're never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals.
Independence Day is a great reminder of our political freedoms in the U.S., but it can be so much more than that. We encourage you to take a few moments to consider your financial freedoms. In honor of this holiday, here are our 4 favorite principles: 1. Spend Less than You Earn It goes without saying, but in order to be financially solvent, you…
Forbes / by Laura Gaskill on Feb. 18, 2020
Resolved to get your finances in shape for a New Year—and a new decade? WSJ readers responded to our series of forward-looking personal-finance stories by sharing their own experiences and advice.
Retirement in America has become a tale of two very different realities in the decade now drawing to a close.
JANUARY Map out a spending and savings plan. Budgeting may seem like a bore, especially as the winter doldrums set in. Rather than think of it as a financial killjoy, view it as a way to ensure that you have enough money for what you truly value and enjoy—say, a secure retirement and a vacation or two every year. A popular budgeting guideline…