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Tips for Managing Finances with Your Partner or Spouse

Discussing finances with your significant other can be a tough subject to broach and may lead to some uncomfortable conversations. These challenging conversations are not always fun but are necessary for couples who want to align their financial goals and create a harmonious relationship when it comes to money. With so many different fiscal factors to tackle, couples in New … Continue reading

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10 Issues to Consider When Opening a Credit Card in 2024

They’re seemingly everywhere. All the time. Credit card offers arrive in the mail, fill our email inboxes, clutter our web pages, and frequently interrupt our favorite shows. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of choices for credit cards nowadays, you’re not alone. In this article, we’ll detail the most important considerations when choosing a credit card and give you … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips to Reduce Monthly Spending

Managing personal finances in the current economic environment can feel like navigating a complex maze. Increased costs of living, inconsistent economic forecasts, and endless discussions of inflation are accompanied by the unavoidable shopping demands of everyday life. With many in New Mexico finding that they are overspending each month, the journey toward financial stability can feel like an unrealistic goal. … Continue reading

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12 Key Performance Indicators for Small Business Success

The success of small businesses, including those in New Mexico, is strongly linked to the ability to gauge performance effectively. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) serve as critical metrics in this process and their use can spell the difference between a business that thrives and one that merely survives. Read on for insights into 12 KPIs for small business success and … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Protect Your Savings from Inflation

From financial boardrooms to living rooms, the damaging effects of inflation have become the focus of conversations in New Mexico and across the country. In today’s economy, understanding how to protect savings from inflation is increasingly important for your finances. This article offers five practical tips to help you safeguard your financial future from the impact of inflation. What is … Continue reading

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Exploring College Costs by Major

Facing rising tuition costs and a higher cost of living, students in New Mexico and around the country are considering both the costs and benefits of higher education institutions and degree programs. In New Mexico, majors in engineering, computer/information sciences, and nursing provide the strongest return on investment in higher education and are available from well-respected colleges and universities throughout … Continue reading

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A Guide to Teaching Your Kids About Money at Every Age

First words. First steps. First day of school. There are many childhood milestones that parents cherish and remember. Developing an understanding of money and the critical role that it plays in the lives of all Americans is another important goal that parents can guide their children toward achieving. In this “Guide to Teaching Your Kids About Money at Every Age”, … Continue reading

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Home Repairs and Refreshes to Take Care of This Spring

Americans are talking about their homes, and homeownership in general, frequently these days. Rising interest rates, price drops, landlord headaches, and tax implications to name only a few issues. One discussion, however, remains consistent among all the chatter – the need to repair and maintain homes and surrounding property effectively and efficiently. Read on for a comprehensive list of to-dos … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Consolidating and Paying Off Debt

With economic challenges and ongoing attempts from the Federal Reserve to curb inflation with higher interest rates, many consumers in New Mexico and elsewhere are experiencing anxiety about their ability to pay off personal debt. Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, and other debts can seem overwhelming to manage and the stress of falling behind on payments can make it more … Continue reading

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Top 5 Benefits of Donating to Charities for NM Residents

Top 5 Benefits of Donating to Charities for NM Residents Americans are known for their generosity. In 2021, we gave over $400 billion to various not-for-profit organizations across the country and around the world. And who is the largest source of charitable donations? Not big corporations, not foundations, but individuals. Here in New Mexico, our residents are also very generous … Continue reading