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The Financial Wellness Blog is your one-stop-shop for financial inspiration and motivation through articles and advice. We are dedicated to providing you with educational content, community support and financial management tools.

Read the latest articles below from Prudential Financial Inc. and Ash Cash, finance expert, speaker, and bestselling author.*

Get Out of Debt…for Good

You’ve probably been told that when it comes to debt, it’s best to avoid it altogether. And, if you happen to find yourself in debt, the best way to get rid of it is to pay it all off as quickly as possible.

Financial Moves to Make in Your 20s

As a marketing major, Andy Sherman expected he’d land a creative role, and he still hopes to find work in an advertising agency – someday.

How to Handle Financial Stress

Ever have that uneasy feeling that you should be doing more to manage your finances? That you aren't on top of your spending, savings, and investments like you should be?

The Benefits of Taking a Vacation

Whether you’re staying home or road tripping, time off from work is vital to both your physical and mental health. It offers you a chance to recharge your batteries and clear your head, which is a necessity in any industry.

Paying Off Student Loan Debt During COVID-19 and Beyond

With the nation's economy in shambles, COVID-19 still raging—and that loan forbearance window closing soon—you may find yourself struggling to stay afloat, let alone paying down your student debt.

7 Ways to Budget on an Entry-Level Salary

Congratulations — you've graduated from college and are starting your first “adult” job! While your exhausting search for a full-time gig is over, the hard part has just begun: learning to live off what may amount to a tiny paycheck.

3 Steps to Make a Budget

You may have heard “You need to make a budget” so many times throughout your life that you equate it with “Eat your vegetables.” However, formulating a spending plan doesn’t have to be as dull as a plate of uncooked kale.

Managing Your Mental Health in a Time of Social Distancing

We’re generally social creatures, and while we understand the need to limit in-person contact with each other—as much as for the health of others as for our own—we may also find this time to be stressful because of the isolation that comes from stopping day-to-day actions that bring people together.

Stimulating Your Bank Account with the Stimulus Check

So, you may have heard that there was a recent $2 trillion stimulus package that was approved by congress which will help many Americans stay or get back on their feet, as well as stimulate the economy.

The Cost of Buying a Home: Is Now the Right Time to Buy That First Home?

With the current global pandemic, a lot of our financial goals have been put on pause as many try to figure out their next move or if now is the right time to make certain life decisions.

Getting through a Financial Crisis: 7 Practical Tips to Save Your Mind and Your Money

Having savings set aside each month or creating an emergency fund is not only necessary, but vital to the pursuit of financial freedom.

Credit - The Gift and The Curse: 5 Things to Avoid Doing

Credit! What is it good for? Some say it’s good for nothing and others say it can save your life! I say that if you are good to FICO then FICO will be good to you.

Creating True Financial Freedom

So, you may have heard that there was a recent $2 trillion stimulus package that was approved by congress which will help many Americans stay or get back on their feet, as well as stimulate the economy.

Sticking To Your Financial Goals: A Four Step Process

They say, “To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.” Before you start on any journey it is imperative to ask yourself how bad do you want it?

Teaching Your Kid(s) About Money: How to Break the Cycle of Generational Poverty

It is said that by the third generation all family wealth is depleted and the cycle of building a sustainable family foundation starts over.

Everything You Need to Know About Your Student Loans and The Coronavirus

It is without a doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic is having and will continue to have an effect on the economy and our pockets.

Hidden Risks in Retirement That Could Affect Your Financial Security

Being well-prepared for retirement is wonderful, but there is a no fail-safe plan. Things can unravel due to many inherent post-retirement risks.

My Biggest Financial Mistake

I want to share my biggest financial mistake to date in hopes to further inspire people.Whenever I want to accomplish something, I start with a plan and follow it no matter what. Some people called it stubbornness, but I like to call it persistence. Having a plan can be great, until it’s not.

Should You Have an Emergency Fund?

You may have heard that you should have at least six months of your income saved in your savings account to cover any future financial setbacks.

Does Money Buy You Happiness or Does Happiness Get You Money?

Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself and your money honest. We’ll provide you with some tools to stay financially empowered and become the best you yet!

Disconnecting the Money Dots: How to Keep Your Money Honest

According to Ben Feder, Author and President of International Partnerships at Tencent Games, it turns out that happiness is a learnable skill, and it’s something you can practice.

How Starting a Family Ruined My Finances

Wait… Wait… I know what you’re thinking. How can this guy be writing an article about something as precious as his family, but sound so insensitive in the title?

Debunking the Money Myth: It Takes Money to Make Money

Does it really take money to make money? Think about it, what finished product starts and ends with itself? Take cake for instance. Does it take cake to make cake?

*The opinions/views expressed by Prudential Financial Inc. and Ash Cash are not considered opinions/views of BMTX, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BM Technologies, Inc. BMTX is not a financial advisor and individuals are urged to obtain and consult their own financial advisors.

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