Personal Finance

Managing your money is something we all can all do better: it can seem like just when you get the perfect budget figured out for yourself, life throws you a curveball. Checking in with your spending and saving habits can help you stay one step ahead of life’s changes whether they’re big or small. And it’s never too early to start saving in an emergency fund for when storm clouds gather and you’ll need some additional funds.

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What Are My Financial Goals?

Personal finance is a lifelong skill that you can keep perfecting, whether:

  • You’re just starting out on your own for the first time,
  • You’re thinking about combining your living space with a significant other and merging expenses,
  • It’s time to relocate for a new opportunity or to grow your family, or
  • You’re looking over the horizon to plan for retirement and a rainy day fund