Our financial adviser taught us a 3-step strategy for managing our money that’s keeping us afloat during COVID-19

Ashley Abramson •
Business Insider
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Before my husband and I started working with our financial adviser at the beginning of 2020, we didn’t have much of a plan for our money. We made sure our bills were paid each month and our credit wasn’t terrible, but beyond that, there was no strategy.  So while we technically had what we needed

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My husband and I paid off $10,000 of credit card debt in 3 months by making 2 changes to our lifestyle

Ashley Abramson •
Business Insider
My husband and I paid off $10,000 of credit card debt in 3 months by making 2 changes to our lifestyle

Accumulating credit card debt has a snowball effect: It’s easy to keep swiping and not realize how much you’re charging on credit cards, and how quickly little purchases can result in major interest charges. In my family’s case, mindless purchases and frequent minor emergencies resulted in $30,000 in debt over the course of three years.

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How to maximize your FDIC insurance coverage

Wintrust
Happy African American insurance agent and couple going through savings plans.

This story and image was originally published in the September 2019 issue of Highland Park Neighbors. It has been republished with permission. If you’ve ever heard a TV or radio commercial promoting a bank, chances are it ended with a phrase about the bank being FDIC insured. Since this message comes at the end of

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