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What We Can Learn from Gen Xers About Managing Our Finances

This article is the second in a series of three that explore what one generation has to teach other generations about money and managing their financial lives. The series began with an article discussing what we can learn from Millennials

A Household Spending Plan You Can Actually Stick To

There’s a reason why so many people don’t bother to put a household spending plan in place, or when they do, they struggle to follow it: because people generally don’t like to be told how to spend their money, regardless

Early bird registration is now open for the 2017 FPA Annual Conference

Each year thousands of financial planners from around the world gather at the FPA Annual Conference to take part in an unforgettable educational and networking event. This year won’t be any different! The 2017 FPA Annual Conference will be held

Helping BestPrep Achieve Unreasonable Goals

Submitted by John Comer – Financial Education Committee When BestPrep asked me to talk about financial literacy to 600 juniors and seniors at Washburn High School, I checked the school’s website to see what I could learn about the school. 

Need to Update that Headshot? Symposium Photo Shoots Are Back in 2016

Why is it important to have a professionally photographed portrait for your company’s marketing? For the same reason you might hear a prospect say “I don’t need professional financial planning help, I am doing just fine on E-trade.” The answer

Call for Volunteers – Twin Cities Financial Planning Day

The 7th annual Twin Cities Financial Planning Day will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Wilder Center in St. Paul. The purpose of the event is to both increase the recognition and

Teaching Teens Financial Responsibility: 13 Proven Tips and Tactics from Financial Pros

With a teenager as part of the household, you likely already have your hands full with the often mind-bending responsibilities that come with parenting a child in the 21st century. But don’t let those day-to-day duties get in the way

10 Ways to Find Funds for College in Unexpected or Overlooked Places

Paying for a college education is a good news, bad news proposition. Let’s start with the bad. It’s not exactly news that the cost of college tuition has been rising steadily for years. Between 2005-06 and 2015-16, in-state tuition and

Recap: FPA of MN’s 2016 Advocacy Day

On Wednesday, March 9th, FPA of Minnesota members met with Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Rothman and members of his staff. FPA of MN members had a good discussion with the Commissioner that focused on the proposed Minnesota Safe Seniors


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