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Lost? Check Your GPS. Need Financial Direction? Set a Goal and Make a Plan!
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC®
Military Saves Assistant Coordinator
If I need to find a particular place, I look it up on Google maps. Or enter it in the GPS. Occasionally, because gadgets can get it wrong, I look at an actual paper map. The point is, I wouldn’t think of starting on a journey without at least some idea of where I was going. But that’s what millions of Americans are doing every day when it comes to their money. A new Planning and Progress study released by Northwestern Mutual last week found that a whopping 45 percent of Americans have no financial plan at all. Zip, zilch, nada. If you are one of those hapless folks, then it’s time to dig out your road map and at least figure out where you’re going.
By Andia Dinesen, AFC ®
Military Saves Coordinator
So here’s another blog about kids. Naturally, we didn’t mean this to happen, although since today is Take your Son or Daughter to Work day I thought the kid-focused blog deserved another appearance.