Planning matters

Smart Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund

The recent pandemic has increased people’s awareness of the importance of having an emergency fund (also called a rainy-day fund). Although it can be hard to build an emergency fund with limited income, it is certainly achievable with the right course of action. Let’s look at some ideas to saving for your emergency fund. Summarize…

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How is Your Financial Health?

It’s easy to maintain our physical well-being with diet and exercise but when is the last time you checked on your financial health? There are several aspects to financial health—many which Johnson Bixby can assist with diagnosing and treating. However, there are few things you can do on your own. Let’s take a look: Set…

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Looking for College Tuition Savings?

Autumn is the time of year when we think about the need to start raking leaves, watching baseball playoffs, and getting kids back in the school routine. If you’re the parent of a college-bound high school senior, you should also be thinking about sitting down to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the…

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How to Raise Financially Responsible Children

Growing up I wasn’t taught how to handle the household finances, let alone money in general. When I started earning an income, I didn’t know what to do with it. When raising a child you want nothing more than to set them up in life. You want them to be resilient and successful. Below we…

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Back-to-School Shopping Budgeting Tips

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and the kids are preparing to go back to school already! If you have kids, you may have already heard the requests for specific back-to-school supplies and clothing necessities. As my kids are letting me know all the things they “need” before school starts, the calculator…

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