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My budget-buster: first-kid spending splurges

Kelly Dilworth

After arguing with my spouse over whether or not we could afford to set aside more money for retirement, I recently completed an overdue audit of my spending. As I scrolled through the list of impulsive transactions, I realized I…
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If you aren’t saving in your 20s, you’re doing something wrong

Kelly Dilworth

An essay on the millennial website, Elite Daily, went viral last week when it brazenly declared that, “if you have savings in your 20s, you’re doing something wrong.” Shared more than 60,000 times on Facebook, the essay mostly reads like…
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Study: Millennials struggle to find financial balance when saving for retirement

Sienna Kossman

A March 2015 study by Principal Financial Group found that 63 percent of millennials started saving for retirement at or before age 25, but less than one-third are saving enough to secure a strong retirement later on.
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Study: The rise and fall of financial optimism

Sienna Kossman

Being overly optimistic about your finances can potentially hinder smart financial planning, according to a LearnVest survey which found people under 25 feel confident about their financial future and potential earnings, despite doing very little planning and saving now.
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Generation Xers still deeply in debt

Kelly Dilworth

More than five years have passed since the Great Recession formally ended in June 2009. But for many Generation Xers, it’s still not over.
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