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Budgeting articles from Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union.

Financial Wellness
RX For Financial Health

Taking care of your health and going to the doctor for regular check-ups is something most of us take for granted. So why is talking about financial health considered a taboo subject so often? Especially when, according to the Financial Health Network, only 34% of U.S. households are financially healthy.

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Family Matters
Back-to-School Shopping

ou’ve procrastinated over doing your child’s back-to-school shopping because inflation has made the task seem about as fun as a trip to the dentist, you might be in luck. That’s because waiting until after the summer back-to-school sales may help you save

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Financial Wellness
Daily Habits That Make Building Wealth Easier

It is easy to think of wealth as something that happens overnight. The media often emphasizes rags to riches stories, that stock squeeze on Redit that made someone tens of millions of dollar. Or the big kitchen table idea that went on to become a billion dollar business in five years. News sites share stories of happy lottery winners, reports that also overlook the enormous odds ticket buyers face when they lay down their hard-earned money.

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Financial Wellness
Ideas For Vacationing On A Budget

Summer vacations are a great way to create priceless memories and experience new places that you’ll remember forever. From Europe to Fiji, to resorts or campgrounds, everyone vacations differently. And the best part? You don’t have to go halfway across the globe for a quality vacation. If you are still on the fence because inflation is cutting into discretionary spending, you can have a fantastic vacation for a fraction of the price if you do some research and take advantage of offers and deals.

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Financial Wellness
Creating A Retirement Budget That Works

f you are nearing retirement, many decisions are coming your way, from where you will live, to how you will fill your suddenly idle hours. One of the most critical retirement decisions involves your finances. Without a steady paycheck, you will be responsible for creating an income that will sustain your lifestyle.

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Financial Wellness
Personal Finance For Millennials

Many Millennials, who graduated during a time of job scarcity and enormous student debt, can be forgiven for being a little skittish about financial matters. After all, in addition to their own challenges, many saw their parents’ generation struggle with layoffs, stock market losses, and the housing crisis. Still, there’s a lot that today’s 20-30 somethings (in fact anyone in their early earning years) can do to build a brighter financial future.

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Financial Wellness
Food Shopping: The Blindspot in Our Spending Plan

Your relationship with food is probably pretty complex. In addition to sustenance, you may use food for comfort, gathering with others, distraction or pleasure. When you really commit to tracking your food expenses as part of putting together a spending and savings plan, you realize food can be a complicated part of your financial life too.

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