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Financial Resources

March Madness is fully underway, but brackets aren’t restricted to the basketball court. The fifth annual Financial Four is here, via the National Endowment for Financial Education and the Financial Planning Association. The site helps users decide which financial areas are most important for them this year with 32 interactive brackets. Based on the votes of financial advisors, the 2016 Financial Four — that is, concepts Americans should make top priorities this year — are to start saving early, use credit responsibly, live within their means and rein in debt. That sounds pretty good to me. You can figure out your own Financial Four here. - Jean Chatzky. 

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Nancy Reigelsperger
Financial/Energy Education
(607) 664-2573

Last updated April 5, 2016