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6 Tips to Get Your 2019 Financial House in Order

On New Year's Day, my husband and I sit down at the kitchen table and map out our financial plan for the year. We have three children, so whether it's deciding on our travel plans or allocating money for retirement, we make decisions that divvy up how we will spend and invest our money over the next 12 months.

This annual planning session achieves two goals: It helps us balance our family planning activities while providing a quick review of our current investments. On one hand,

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