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Meet Jayne Larson

Up next in our ‘Meet the Expert’ series is our Financial Guide, Jayne Larson, Accredited Financial Counselor®. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has...

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Signs it’s time to relent and start budgeting

A lot of people think they are better than budgeting. I’m sure there was a time in my life when...

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Keep a binder of your financial vitals, just in case

Dying was less complicated 20 years ago. Upon the death of a loved one, a family would obtain a stack...

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Pay yourself first

Dear Pete I like reading financial advice articles, but I never really follow through on any of the advice I...

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Knowing when to use your emergency fund

So you busted your hump to save money for your emergency fund. Awesome!!! This is a pretty big deal. At...

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Why I’m keeping my old car with 200,000 miles

I have never heard a yak scream. And prior to six months ago, I had never considered the thought of...

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Do the math on pension payout

You’re 62 years old. You have a choice. You can either receive $30,000 every year for the rest of your...

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Visualization can help you prepare for retirement

Picturing yourself in retirement can illuminate the threats and risks that line your path to financial independence. Visualization is a...

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How to have the perfect money conversation with your spouse

There’s one thing I hate talking to Mrs. Planner about: what happens to characters in a book or movie after...

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Should you lease a car?

Should you hire someone to mow your lawn? This seems like an innocuous question, right? But the answer to this...

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