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Parents Can Help Their Graduates Get a Good Start

As parents, you are aware of the financial concerns your children should be considering. Have that discussion with them soon. Following are a few things to review with them.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The National Association of Colleges and Employers projects 1,882,000 students will graduate this month with a Bachelor’s degree in hopes… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2017/05/parents-can-help-their-graduates-get-good-start/

Are You Paying Yourself First?

Have you promised yourself that you will save more money for the big things – like your kid’s college education or retirement? The problem is likely that by the time you’ve paid for everything else—the mortgage or rent, groceries, utilities, car payment, …
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Have you promised yourself that you will save more money for the big things – like your kid’s college education or retirement? The problem… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2016/05/are-you-paying-yourself-first/

Smart Ways to Spend a Tax Refund

Are you getting a refund back from Uncle Sam this year? Rather than splurging on a whim, consider making some smart moves with that money. Here are some ideas that are a good use of your refund.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Are you getting a refund back from Uncle Sam this year? Rather than splurging on a whim, consider making some smart moves with that money.… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2016/03/smart-ways-spend-tax-refund/

5 Things Financially Smart Parents Will Do

As a parent, there are many things on your mind, and the last thing you want to worry about is what happens if you or your partner passes away. The best way to not worry is to address the concern, which is where life insurance can help.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} As a parent, there are many things on your mind, and the last thing you want to worry about is what happens if you or your partner passes… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2016/02/5-things-financially-smart-parents-will-do/

Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving This Holiday Season

Charitable giving is a pillar of every holiday season. No matter the reason you give, the impact of the donation will allow the non-profit to fulfill its mission, but not all charities are created equal. The information below is from Guidestar, a reputabl…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Charitable giving is a pillar of every holiday season. No matter the reason you give, the impact of the donation will allow the non-profit… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2015/12/make-most-your-charitable-giving-holiday-season/

Tips for Saving Money This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and with it comes worry about how to afford it. Here are a few tips that can keep your wallet off your worry list.
by Cindy Motsinger, Communications Coordinator The holiday season is here, and with it comes worry about how to afford it. Here are a few tips that can keep your wallet off… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2015/11/tips-saving-money-holiday-season/

Smart Ways to Handle a Windfall

You've come into money through an inheritance, sale of property or the lottery! Now what should you do?
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} We’ve probably all dreamed about winning the lottery or getting some other windfall of money. An inheritance, sale of property or business,… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2015/05/smart-ways-handle-windfall/

Setting Goals and Prioritizing

Check out the tips in the blog for help on setting good financial goals.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} In 2013, T. Rowe Price survey “Parents, Teens, and Money,” several significant findings were revealed. Parents are not very good at setting… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2015/03/setting-goals-and-prioritizing/

Summer Savings

Want some tips to cool your wallet this summer?
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Summer is here! The summer season is among us and it is time to make some energy saving decisions to stay cool and save money. After… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2014/06/summer-savings/

Financial Success in the New Year

Take control of your finances with a positive attitude and positive changes in your money habits with these 7 steps.
The psychology of money, known as behavioral science, has a very simple formula. Decreasing stress increases happiness. Try a new mindset in 2014 by taking responsibility for your… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2014/01/financial-success-new-year/

Managing Debt: Focus on Youth & Young Adults

There are all sorts of reasons why people get into trouble with debt. Getting started on the right track is essential for young adults. Having some basic knowledge about money management, the economy, and debt guidelines will help you avoid debt problems.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} There are all sorts of reasons why people get into trouble with debt. Getting started on the right track is essential for young adults.… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2013/08/managing-debt-focus-youth-young-adults/

YOU'RE IN CHARGE: Budgeting and Cash Flow Planning for Young Adults

#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} By Julie Cole, CFP®, FLMI Annuity Product Manager Budgeting is your friend There are many things in our lives that we have no control… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2013/07/youre-charge-budgeting-and-cash-flow-planning-young-adults/

Youth/Young Adults Financial Goal Planning

During the 2013 summer months, our focus will be on youth and young adults. The three topics we will discuss are Financial Goal Planning, Budgeting, and Managing Debt.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} During the 2013 summer months, our focus will be on youth and young adults. The three topics we will discuss are Financial Goal Planning,… http://www.wflains.org/financial-planning/financial-article-archive/2013/06/youthyoung-adults-financial-goal-planning/