How to do an Annual Financial Check-up

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It’s time for a financial check-up. Doing an annual financial check-up is crucial if you want to improve your financial success. Just like your health, car and other aspects of your life, your finances should be thoroughly assessed once per year at minimum. Having a financial check-up is a great way to see how far you’ve come and what you may need More...

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Did you know?

African Americans are significantly more likely to have some type of debt (94%) compared with the general population (82%). Credit card debt, student loan debt, and personal loans are all significantly higher in the African American community.

Source: Prudential’s 2013 "African American Financial Experience" study