How to Set Financial Goals

The most important step toward financial security is to translate it into your own terms.

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You probably don't expect to attain great wealth in your lifetime. Simple financial security would do, if only you knew what that meant. It's a slippery notion, all right, but it does have a few characteristics you can grasp. Here's what you should consider:

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