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Personal Finance Explained

Personal finance is about meeting personal financial goals, whether it’s having enough for short-term financial needs, planning for retirement, or saving for your child's college education. It all depends on your income, expenses, living requirements, and individual goals and desires—and coming up with a plan to fulfill those needs within your financial constraints. (Continue reading from Investopedia)

Young Adults

At 21, you’re a financial adult. But chances are you still don’t know what you don’t know.

We asked personal finance experts and financial planners what newly minted adults need to know about money. Their bottom line: Be sure your balance sheet includes some joy, too. (Continue reading from Nerdwallet)


Navigating the world of personal finance can be overwhelming, even for an adult who has quite a bit of experience in the working world. With some smart planning, a good strategy and understanding of the basics you should be able to develop the money-management skills you need to get your finances under control. (Continue reading from The Balance)


If you’re prepared financially and physically healthy, retirement can last decades. The four stages of a long retirement have different expenses and require distinct approaches to budgeting. Even with a shorter retirement, you’ll go through the same stages, just in a condensed time frame. (Continue reading from Investopedia)

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