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Good Debt vs Bad Debt

What do you think of when you hear the word “debt”? Crushing credit card bills? Guilt? Major purchases like cars or homes? When it comes to financial debt, the word means different things to different people, and not all types of debt are created equal.

Beware of the Diderot Effect

When it comes to saving and building up your net worth, one of the most important things to keep within your means is consumer spending. There’s a direct correlation between your net worth and how much you save, yes, but your consumer debt is also a big factor.

Transitioning to Your First Job

Last week, we talked about things to consider when applying for or paying off you student loans. This week, we're focusing on the transition away from college and into that first "real" job after school.

Student Loans: Things to Consider

Whether you or the students in your life are still in high school and thinking about ways to fund higher education, or you're a young professional out of college and facing those first few months of payments, there are a couple of things to be aware of as you approach paying…

Don't Forget About Disability Coverage

One point we often drive home here at Family Financial Partners is the fact that insurance protection for the people and things that matter most is a vital part of any solid financial plan. Most people don't question the need for health or car insurance, and while many…

Long-term Effects of Job-hopping

It shouldn't come as a shock when I say it is very common for people to job-hop during their 20s and into their 30s before they settle into a long-term position. Typically, people change jobs to gain new experiences, obtain a better title, or for more pay. While these are…