Top Blog Posts of 2021

Jan 4, 2022 10:08:12 AM

We’re starting out the new year with a look at some of the topics readers found most helpful to their financial lives in 2021. Brush up on these important topics to start out the new year with a renewed interest in your financial health and a strong commitment to your money goals!

  1. Understanding the Difference Between Frauds and Scams: 

The biggest thing you need to know about frauds and scams is that you don’t want to be a victim of either. Read this blog to learn more about common frauds and scams and how to protect yourself.

  1. Should You Take Early Retirement:

With the pandemic changing so many things about how we live and work, it’s a good time to take a hard look at your plans for retirement.

  1. 5 Key Steps to Achieving Financial Freedom:

Whether you’re just starting out your financial journey, or looking to reinvigorate your drive to reach your money goals, these 5 steps will help you on the road toward financial freedom.

  1. Behavioral Economics and Your Money Habits:

Behavior economics studies how psychology motivates your money habits. So if your natural tendency is to order dessert even if it’s not in the budget, the explanation may lie in human behavior, and understanding your own behavioral tendencies can help you overcome many of your personal money struggles.

  1. A Guide to Zero-Based Budgeting:

Set a purpose for the money you make…down to the very last dollar!

  1. Bills You Should Pay First:

If you find yourself strapped for cash or simply looking to prioritize your expenses, these are the bills you should look at first.

  1. Elder Fraud: What to Know, How to Stop it: 

Unfortunately, elder adults often find themselves vulnerable to scams. Here’s what you should know about elder fraud and how you can put a plan in place to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  1. Car Shopping: Leasing vs. Buying: 

The ultimate debate: should you lease or buy? Here are some things to consider when shopping for a vehicle.

  1. Spear Phishing: What it is, How to Stop it: 

Spear phishing is a targeted form of scams that can be tricky to identify because it seems like the fraudster knows you…or at least knows some important information about you like the names of your friends or where you bank. Make sure you know the signs.

  1. Finding Forgotten Money: 

Did you know you may be entitled to unclaimed funds in your name? Find out if you have money that you didn’t even know about!

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