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Half of Americans Get What Financial Success Really Means

About 48% of those surveyed consider this achievement a sure sign of success.

How do you define success? When Northwestern Mutual conducted its 2019 Planning & Progress Study, it asked people to pick five attributes that they feel are signs of success. The top two answers came as no surprise: spending quality time with family and being

Does Financial Wellness Actually Work? The Numbers Say …

Employees who used their financial wellness program regularly improved in all areas of financial planning, with the greatest level of improvement in retirement preparedness, according to a new study from Financial Finesse.

In 2013, 21 percent of participants included in the study indicated they were prepared for retirement. By 2018, that number rose significantly to 57 percent.

The

In a roaring economy, financial wellness is still needed

Low unemployment and the stock market’s record breaking run have yet to translate to higher pay for American employees. And with employers still reluctant to raise wages, the old saying “it’s not what you earn, but what you save” is becoming ever more prevalent.

But saving money for most people is a challenge. One in three

Our most irrational financial habit? Cheaping out on retirement saving

Dan Ariely’s job is to figure out why you won’t pay attention to perfectly good financial advice such as spending less and saving more.

Mr. Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioural economics at Duke University in North Carolina and a co-founder of Toronto-based BEworks, a management consulting firm that uses behavioural science

Why you need to be the CFO of your personal life

Take a look inside any successful, growing company and you’ll see that the business owner or CEO has spent countless hours on thoughtful, detailed planning to get there. As part of the overall business plan, they’ve also put people and systems in place to sufficiently manage the company’s financial health. Without knowing

Why this could be one of the best ways to invest in America’s future

Millennials, the generation born between the early 1980s and the mid-to-late 1990s, make up about one-third of today’s U.S. workforce. They are better educated than previous generations, with a greater proportion of them possessing a college degree. Because they have lived through the Great Recession, they are more risk averse. They are also more likely