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Why save when interest rates are so low?

“What’s the point in saving your hard-earned dollars if you don’t know what it’s for?” asks Ross Menke. “By visualizing that future experience, you’ll feel in real time what lies ahead.”Jonathan Clements explains:“To get started with visualization, write down your goals in great detail. Once your specific goals are established, write down how achieving those goals will make…

Parents Pass (Bad) Money Habits to Kids

“Parents signal their attitudes about money, either through purposeful and explicit messages or in unconscious ways.  Meanwhile, children learn the behaviors that take them into adulthood by observing what parents do.  These observations can override financial knowledge in shaping behavior.” The Squared Away Blog features a research summary by Dr. Sonya Britt, a certified financial…