3 financial steps to take before the next COVID-19 downturn

Megan Gorman •
Forbes

Americans are exhausted after almost five months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their lives have been turned upside down and this includes their finances as well. Even though this has been a long journey, there is still a long way to go until we return to a more normal world. A recent Bankrate survey found 76% of adults are

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The 5 smartest steps I’ve taken with my money to protect my kids, no matter what happens

Kelly Burch •
Business Insider
puhimec

When I was a child, my family didn’t have much financial security. Grocery budgets were determined by whether my mom had a busy or slow night at her waitressing job. Sometimes, the utilities were turned off. There wasn’t much in the way of financial education, because my parents just didn’t know much about smart money

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When 2020 turned my life upside down, I had to overhaul my spending to support a new normal

Elizabeth Aldrich •
Business Insider
DuxX

For most of us, 2020 has been an event-filled decade. Ahem, I mean, year. Wait, we’re only halfway through? If we’re going to make it through this roller-coaster ride, keeping our finances in order is essential. For me, major changes in nearly every aspect of my life during the first few months of 2020 have

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What is considered a bad credit score?

Rick Miller •
New Pittsburgh Courier
Feodora Chiosea

Your credit score is one of the most important pieces of your overall financial equation. However, it’s certainly not the only piece. Lenders will rely on your credit score. They use it to determine how much risk they would assume by giving you a loan.Your score is just a starting point. Your credit report may

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8 money tips financial planners always give to couples

Ashley Abramson •
Business Insider
Sushiman

Money is one of the most common causes of stress and strain in even the strongest relationships. But with a little bit of strategy, communication, and intentionality — and perhaps the help of a certified financial planner (CFP) — managing finances with a partner can be less painful, more productive.  Being on the same page

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