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Lauren Anastasio, a certified financial planner at SoFi, a personal-finance company.

A financial planner says there’s a ‘huge opportunity’ to build wealth during a recession, but there’s still one reason to cons...

The stock market is not the best place to keep money for short-term goals if you're worried about a recession, says Lauren Anastasio, a CFP at SoFi.
Crush the expensive debt, save for the future, and then tackle the "good debt."

A financial planner says the 3-step ‘debt fireball’ is the best way to balance paying off debt and saving money

If you have debt, focus on paying off the highest interest rate balances first, then funnel money into your savings goals, says Lauren Anastasio, CFP.
A recession could be a big opportunity for first-time investors.

A financial planner says there’s a ‘huge opportunity’ for new investors to make money during a recession, as long as they’re p...

A recession is a good time to invest in the stock market, especially if you have decades to go before you need the money in retirement.
Lauren Anastasio, is a certified financial planner at SoFi, a personal-finance company.

The No. 1 sign your money will survive a recession, according to a financial planner

If your investments aren't essential to your current budget and you have a cash safety net to fall back on, a recession won't ruin you.

The best thing to do today to get on the same page as your partner about money

Making a spreadsheet will help you and your partner get on the same page about accounts, savings, and spending, according to a financial planner.
Brandon Renfro, RICP, CFP.

3 things that can matter more to your money than your credit score, according to a financial planner

Factors like ability to survive a job loss, retire on your terms, and take time off or switch careers matter to people who want financial security.
Capital One revealed a data breach affecting more than 100 million customers.

100 million Capital One credit-card customers have had their data hacked. Here’s what you should do instead of freaking out.

Capital One reported that it was hit with a data breach affecting 100 million users in the US. Here's what to do, according to a financial planner.
There's no telling what you'll want or need money for later.

The best way to save money for the future, even if you don’t know what you’re saving for

You don't need a specific goal to save money for, says a financial planner. Put any extra cash in a brokerage account — you'll thank yourself later.
How much a financial advisor costs depends what you're looking for.

Here’s how much a financial advisor costs

How much is a financial advisor? A basic financial planning meeting will typically cost between $100 and $300 an hour.
Financial advisors can help you make big money decisions.

Here’s exactly how to tell if you need a financial advisor, a robot, or nobody at all

Consider hiring a financial advisor if you need specific advice or you're too overwhelmed to plan for retirement or invest in the stock market.