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The New Financial Realities

How we manage our finances depends on the strength or weakness of our economy. What made sense in previous years doesn't necessarily work today. 

I'm pleased to share with you a video series on the "New Financial Realities." In these videos, I offer nine personal finance strategies to help them plan for what's ahead:

  1. Put your own financial interests first, and work with an advisor you can trust
  2. Use a multi-prong approach; investing by itself will not get you where you want to be. Spending, saving, and budgeting all play equal parts in building wealth
  3. Think of yourself as an asset; investing in yourself can yield returns far greater than other investments
  4. Learn the difference between good debt and bad debt
  5. Get smart about the pros and cons of home ownership
  6. Know it's no longer about retirement; it's about reinventing yourself for the last third of your life
  7. Get your kids involved in family financial planning. Now is the time to talk to your kids about finances
  8. Do not sacrifice your financial well-being for your children
  9. Become financially literate. Commit to learning all that you can
As you consider your personal finances and prepare and respond to the new economic situation, remember you're not alone. CFP Board and the more than 61,000 financial professionals who hold the CFP® marks stand ready to help you on your journey to a healthy financial future. "I wish you the best on your journey to a secure future.

- Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, CFP Board's Consumer Advocate


The video series:

Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, CFP Board's Consumer Advocate, discusses the “new realities” of today’s economy in a series of videos.



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Putting Your Interests First


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Investing in Your Most Important Asset – You


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Take Charge of Your Debt


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Rethinking Home Ownership


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Retirement - Reinvent Yourself


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Teach Your Children


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Put Your Mask on First


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Know Your Numbers


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