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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

For 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

For Adults

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

For Retirees

If you’re retired or approaching retirement, you’ve probably heard of the 4% rule.. Here’s how it works: In the first year of retirement, withdraw 4% from your IRAs, 401(k)s and other tax-deferred accounts, which is where most workers hold their retirement savings. For every year after that, increase the dollar amount of your annual withdrawal by the previous year’s in­flation rate. Continue Reading from Kiplinger

For Everyone

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Recommended Money and Finance Podcasts
Link to Her Money Podcast at the website
Link to Money for the Rest of Us Podcast at the website
Link to Millennial Investing Podcast at the website
Link to NewRetirement podcast on Aplle podcast
Link to So Money podcast at the website
Link to Afford Anything podcast at the website
Link to Couple Money pdocast at the website
Link to Money Girl Podcast at the website
Link to INvest Like the Best podcast at the website
Link to NPR's The Indicator podcast at the website
Link to the Dave Ramsey podcast at the website