Financial Resolutions for the New Year

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

As the New Year unfolds, you may be ready to make some fresh money resolutions to get your financial house in order. Whether you want to save more money in 2019, get your budget on track, or improve your credit score, now is a great time to set some clear goals and start creating a stronger economic future.

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Four Scary Financial Facts About You (or Someone You Love)

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®     

Does the state of your finances keep you up some nights? You’re not alone. Many Americans have trouble managing their money. Let’s look at four of the scariest financial facts regarding many Americans—and how to make some positive changes if you need to.

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3 Tips to Help Mom and Dad With Their Finances

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

As people age, it’s not uncommon for them to require assistance doing routine tasks they once handled with ease—and that includes financial matters. But when your parents get older, they may not want to burden you by asking for financial help. Even if they become forgetful, your senior citizen parent may resist having you (or someone else) fully take over their financial affairs.

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How to Turbocharge Your Savings (Even on a Modest Salary)

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®      

“I can’t afford to save because I have too many bills!”

“Saving money is too hard because I don’t earn a lot of money to begin with.”

“I can never save consistently because something unexpected always comes up.”

Have you ever said or thought something like one of the expressions above?

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Financial Moves for a Great Vacation

No matter where the road may take you, there are ways to plan smart, save money and keep your finances secure while you’re away.  Here are some tips to make your future journeys more enjoyable.

Travel Planning: DIY or Travel Agent?

Thanks to the Internet, many consumers have become well-versed in online vacation shopping to snag the best travel deals. However, sometimes you may want to consider using the services of a travel agent, which can be a real time-saver, and in general, costs about the same as a do-it-yourself booking. Getting that expertise may be worth it when you have specific travel dates and destinations in mind for a special getaway, and you can sometimes save a lot on airline and hotel costs. And don’t forget the travel benefits that may come with your credit card. For instance, SchoolsFirst FCU MasterCard® Rewards Card1 offers both the MasterCard Concierge Service, designed to help you plan and book travel, and Priceless Cities, which offer one-of-a-kind deals on hotels, restaurants and shopping. Both are free.

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