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Dreaming of handing in your notice at work and joining the ranks of the retired? Retirement can be wonderful — if you're prepared for it. So before you put an end to your career, it's essential to make sure you're 100% ready. Not sure how to do that? Taking these five steps can put you on the path to a happy and secure retirement.

Teach your kids the value of money so they can protect their financial future.
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Now’s the time to check in on your financial plan. Here are four steps to take and save money before the end of the year. If kids can get organized for the start of school, adults should be able to do something similar with their finances. The beginning of fall is the perfect time to revisit your financial wellness and make some changes before the end of the year, experts say.

Learn about the power of investing and types of investments.
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Thanks to summer vacations, weddings and outdoor barbecues, it's easy to take on unexpected debt from June through August. In fact, a May survey by Capital One found that 87 percent of Americans say they spend more money on socializing during the summer months than any other time.

Learn how to build a budget that fits your family by watching this short video.
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The age you claim Social Security affects your lifetime income. We’ll help you think through this decision. Step 1: Explore how your claiming age affects your Social Security retirement benefits.

We each have our own unique credit history. Whether you have good credit, bad credit or need to build credit from scratch, most of us have room for improvement. Listen to April Lewis-Parks, Director of Education talk about what you need to know to make your credit better. There’s no fast lane to an excellent credit score, but responsible financial habits can go a long way toward boosting your credit wellness.
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Perhaps you have a home you’re considering refinancing. Great! First, what is refinancing? Refinancing, as it applies to a mortgage, is the paying off a current loan to replace it with a new one. But when is the best time to do so? Here’s a list of three reasons you may want to consider refinancing.

Free yourself from debt. Becoming overwhelmed by debt happens for many reasons. Some people lose their jobs. Others suffer medical emergencies, and then there are those who don’t manage their money properly. As KOFE helps you improve your money skills, it also assists you in solving your debt issues.
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