financial conversations to have prior to marriage

Financial Conversations to Have Prior to Marriage

Marriage is about celebrating two people who’ve decided to embark on the rest of their lives together. It’s an exciting and fulfilling time! Yet, marriage also brings with it the joining of two separate financial pictures, backgrounds, and priorities. Engaging in these conversations with your soon-to-be-spouse, while difficult they may be, can help avoid even[…]

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Planning for the Certainty of Uncertainty

Life is full of uncertain experiences, events, and outcomes. It’s what makes life interesting, fulfilling, and fun. That to a certain extent we’re uncertain what our future holds. We can only do so much to further our careers, protect our loved ones, or advance our knowledge. In the end, there will always be a degree[…]

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Do I Need A Financial Planner?

Financial planning has evolved over the years. Since I’ve entered the profession, technology has enabled planners to help more and more clients. The financial planning software has improved and reduced the amount of time it takes to gather financial data. Real-time account aggregation and encrypted “vaults” to store sensitive financial information are now a cornerstone[…]

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9 Financial Accomplishments Worth Celebrating

Whether we like it or not, our finances provide a foundation for the other aspects of our lives. Failing to have our finances in order can put a strain on our relationships, our careers, and set us back years towards achieving financial independence. The journey towards financial independence can be long, arduous, and flat-out tough.[…]

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The New Retirement: 7 Habits to Achieve Financial Independence

The FIRE or financial independence and retire early movement has grown in popularity over the last decade. The Great Recession saw many retirement savings wiped out through poor financial decisions coupled with the worst recession of our lifetimes. The traditional retirement mold has been broken. Why wait until your later years to leave a job you’re[…]

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The Importance of Building Different Sources of Income

When it comes to building wealth, saving and investing for your future, and achieving whatever other financial goals you might have, it’s important to develop other sources of income other than what you earn. You could be earning $500,0000 by age 50, yet if you haven’t saved a dime, you’re not going to be able[…]

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Steps to Financial Success in your 20’s

The steps to financial success usually aren’t easy. However, there are steps you can take in the short-term to put yourself in a good position to meet your goals. At Millennial Wealth, we preach that living a fulfilling life includes not only physical and mental health but financial health as the third piece of the[…]

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Financial Wellness: The Key to a Happier Life

Being stressed about finances is never a good thing. Financial wellness directly correlates to our overall well being. Being over your head in debt, losing your job, or having to pay for a crippling unexpected expense, all can cause massive amounts of stress. That stress can have negative effects on your mental and physical health.[…]

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Emergency Fund: Why You Should Have One

The emergency fund is a basic risk management tool that everyone should have in place. It’s fairly simple, and easy to implement once you understand why it’s a staple for any financial plan. It’s essentially a cash pile for you to fall back on should an “emergency” ever occur, hence the name. According to Bankrate’s[…]

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Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Personal Finances

Ever since 2008 we’ve lived in a low-interest-rate world. “Easy money” as it’s called. From a borrower’s perspective, it’s been a great time to finance a home, car, or business to lock in a low-interest rate. As the U.S economy slowly but surely moves towards higher interest rates in the future, the rate increases will[…]