Count the Cost of Convenience

Restaurant food delivery. Delis. Prepackaged grocery store meals. It’s easy to choose options that save time or reduce effort, especially when you’re in a rush or exhausted at the end of a long workday. But relying too much on conveniences may hurt your budget.

Here are three ways choosing convenience can affect your finances.

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Teach Your Teens to Save

According to recent statistics, 73% of American teens said they’d like to know more about personal finances..1 And while many said they get money tips through a variety of sources – parents, school, social media – 75% didn’t feel confident about that knowledge. As a parent, you may feel the same way at times, trying to manage your money during the pandemic, now inflation. But helping your kids become savers is one of the best gifts you can give them. It’s the foundation of building lasting financial well-being.

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When to Start Thinking About Life Insurance

Although you may find it difficult to think about purchasing life insurance when you’re young and healthy, you should consider it for two reasons: first, this will likely be the time when a policy is most affordable; and second, this will likely also be the time when your absence can have the greatest financial impact on your family. If you have dependents or provide your family’s sole financial support, a life insurance policy can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones will be taken care of if you’re unable to do so.
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10 Money Moves to Make in Your 40s

When you reach your 40s, most likely your responsibilities have increased significantly. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever to figure out how to allocate your hard-earned dollars. To manage day-to-day expenses and accomplish your longer-term financial goals, you’ll need a plan you can live with and adjust it to your changing needs.

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Estate Planning Moves if Your Child Isn’t Good With Money

As a loving parent, you want to protect your family if something happens to you. When your children are younger, you’ll need to provide instructions on managing your finances and property, and who will act as their guardian.

However when an inheritance involves adult children, the situation changes dramatically. They may be married with families of their own to care for, or living independently and making their own financial decisions.
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10 Money Moves to Make in Your 60s

Entering your 60s could mean you’re getting ready to reap your financial harvest. But, after decades of careful spending and saving, you may still be hesitant to say goodbye to full-time employment. If you’re still carrying high-interest rate debt, making a hefty mortgage payment, or wondering if you have enough money in savings, delaying retirement might be a good idea. Before you exit the workforce, reassess your finances and be prepared to reboot your retirement plan, as needed.

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