Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness

We know that there are a myriad of factors that affect our mental wellness, including financial worries. To help address our financial wellness this month, Journey LIVE has partnered with Northstar Money, a financial wellness benefit, to bring you a ten-part series focusing on steps you can take to gain better control of your finances.

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Financial Wellness
  • How to Create and Stick to a Budget

    At the heart of every good financial plan is a basic strategy for spending and saving. But budgeting doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn a two-step approach to budgeting that can work for you long-term and isn’t time consuming.

  • Planning for Unexpected Expenses with Emergency Funds

    One major component of financial wellness is being prepared for large, unplanned expenses. Learn what an emergency fund is and how it can help, a benchmark for how much you should set aside, and where to keep it.

  • How To Prioritize Paying Off Debt

    Some people have different types of debt, such as credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, or student loans. Learn how you can approach paying down your debt based on interest rates and prioritize what is considered “toxic debt”.

  • Is the FIRE movement right for me?

    FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. This movement is all about being financially free. Once you define what financial freedom means to you, think through your current cost living and retirement goals to determine what a plan to work towards this goal would look like for you.

  • How to Approach Saving For a Big Purchase

    Are you looking to save money for a big purchase, such as a down payment, a wedding, or a new car? Learn what you should consider prioritizing before setting money aside for a big purchase, and how your timeline can determine how to save for your specific goal.

  • Does It Make Sense to Buy a House?

    During a hot housing market, a lot of people are asking whether it’s the right time to purchase a home. Learn factors you may not have considered when making your decision, some common misconceptions about the process, and a few numbers to keep in mind.

  • Supporting Parents Financially While Building a Savings

    If you’re expected to support your parents or family members financially, it can feel overwhelming on top of balancing your own financial goals. Learn 3 steps you can take to help navigate being supportive without derailing your own financial plan.

  • Combining Finances with a Partner

    People often ask if couples are better off combining their finances. Learn about 3 options you can talk through with your partner and questions to ask to get a sense for what you’re both comfortable with to determine what feels right for you.

  • The Importance of Credit Scores and How to Build Your Credit

  • Planning For Retirement With Different Savings Accounts

    Are you stressed about being able to retire comfortably and on time? Learn about two tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement: the 401(k) and IRA. Plus, we share how you can think about how much to save, when to save, and where to save.