Financial Wellness

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines financial wellness as, “having financial security and financial freedom of choice, in the present and in the future.”

Financial wellness means that you: 1) have control over your day-to-day, month-to-month finances, 2) have the capacity to absorb a financial shock, 3) are on track to meet financial goals, and 4) have the financial freedom to make choices that allow you to enjoy life.

Financial wellness results in: confidence, contentment, a sense of security, control, and purpose, and even happiness. And, there are numerous ways to improve financial wellness.

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financial worry

How Worry Tricks You into Worrying More and How to Feel Good About Your Financial Future

Worrying is not the solution to financial stress. Find out about the one powerful thing you can do to feel better about your future.

December 20, 2023
financial gift

Holiday Gift Guide: Great Financial Wellness and Investment Gifts for Everyone in the Family (Even the Kids)

This gift guide is focused on helping you give long term financial success and happiness to everyone on your list, young and old.

December 6, 2023
Plan your dreams

Plan Your Dreams: 11 Guidelines for Building a Financial Plan for the Life You Want

The most important part of your financial plan isn’t your rate of return. It is planning your dreams – whatever is important to you.

November 30, 2023
emotionally intelligent investor

Are You an “Emotionally Intelligent” Investor?

Successful investing is not all about numbers and analysis. Emotions can help and hurt your financial security. Learn how!

November 30, 2023
financial success

A Recipe for Financial Success: It’s as Easy as Pumpkin Pie

Do you have all the ingredients and the right recipe for financial success? It needn’t be complicated. In fact, it can be as easy as pie.

November 16, 2023
best financial planning tools

The 5 Best Financial Planning Tools Online: Go Beyond Budgeting

Whether you are interested in budgeting, monitoring your finances, or making better financial decisions, find a financial planning tool that fits your goals.

November 12, 2023
marshmallow test

Why Financial Planning is the Ultimate Marshmallow Test

Let’s find out why financial planning is the ultimate marshmallow test and explore a few tips for how you can ace it.

November 9, 2023
collective human time

Collective Human Time: How Does it Measure Up to How You Use Your Time?

You’ll be surprised by how much collective time there is in the world and how it is used. See how it compares to how you spend your time.

November 9, 2023
audit expenses

Audit Your Spending: 5 Ways to Review Your Expenses to Ensure Your Desired Financial Outcomes

Explore 5 categories of expenses and get get tips for auditing your spending to better achieve your near- and long-term goals.

October 12, 2023
budgeting time

Budgeting Time: You Probably Know Your Net Worth but How Are You Measuring Your Time?

You probably budget or measure your money. But, are you budgeting time? Explore 9 ideas for measuring and valuing what really matters.

October 5, 2023
is college worth the cost

Economic Viewpoint: Is College Still Worth the Cost of Tuition?

Are college costs worth it? A degree promises higher earnings, but not always more lifetime wealth.

September 14, 2023
financial motivations

How Your Financial Motivations Impact Your Financial Decision Making

Financial motivations drive your financial decisions. Be aware of them and you will make better choices.

September 7, 2023
money personality type

What is Your Money Personality Type? Will It Impact Your Financial Security?

Your money personality type can impact your retirement security. Find out which type(s) you are and learn how to use it to your advantage!

September 6, 2023
financial wellness and chronic disease

What Do You Need to Do in Your 20s, 30s & 40s, and 50s & 60s to Protect Your Financial Well-Being from the Possibility of Chronic Disease

No matter your current health status, safeguarding your finances against chronic disease is a critical aspect of securing your future.

September 1, 2023
best investment

Financial Wisdom: What Is the Best Investment?

The best investment? It isn’t always a stock or financial instrument. Other life choices can improve both your monetary and overall well being.

August 31, 2023

Rebalancing Your Portfolio: Why, How and When

Rebalancing is a critical part of any investment strategy. Learn about setting asset allocation targets and the finer points of rebalancing.

August 31, 2023
questions about wealth

87 Thought Provoking Questions About Wealth: Understand Your Values and Attitudes About Money to Live Happier

Money is important. Take time to think about and answer questions about wealth. Explore your beliefs and attitudes. It can be transformative.

August 24, 2023
define wealth

Are You Wealthy? 19 Ways to Define Wealth

Are you wealthy? Are you defining wealth correctly? See how people think about wealth and compare your financial well being to others’.

August 23, 2023
ai and financial planning

AI and Your Money: What Are the Issues with Using Artificial Intelligence to Make Financial Decisions?

Can AI be trusted with your money? Let’s explore the role artificial intelligence may play in helping you with financial planning.

August 10, 2023
make great financial decisions

Expert Smackdown: What’s the Best Source of Information to Help You Make Great Financial Decisions?

Should you go by gut? Listen to a guru? Use tools? Pay an advisor or coach? Explore what the experts say about who to listen to when making a financial decision.

July 27, 2023
retirement investing

6 Competing Retirement Investing Goals and How to Sort Them Out for Long-Term Wealth

Saving for retirement takes discipline. However, when you are still working, creating a retirement investment plan can be relatively straightforward. The goal is to simply grow the money. But, when you retire, your investment goals become multi-faceted, layered, and it can seem downright complicated. You still want your money to grow, but you have a whole…

July 27, 2023
financial optimism

Are You Too Optimistic or Too Pessimistic with Your Financial Plans?

Glass half full or half empty when it comes to your financial outlook? There are benefits to both viewpoints, but usually optimism wins.

July 20, 2023
managing money for happiness

6 Tips for How to Manage Money for Happiness

Financial goals are usually numerical. Nothing wrong with that, but you probably also want to manage your money for happiness. Find out how.

July 6, 2023
compound interest

Compound Interest and Saving as Much as You Can as Early as You Can: Magical Secrets to Building Real Wealth

Building wealth can seem like it will take a miracle. Compound interest (especially if you start early) might just be the magic you seek.

July 5, 2023

NewRetirement Planner

Take financial wellness into your own hands and do it yourself retirement planning: easy, comprehensive, reliable.