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I made some unexpected career and financial moves this year. I started a new and exciting job, shopped for flood insurance and even bought a cryptocurrency-related investment, something I swore I’d never do.
I couldn’t help it. 2021 made me do it!
The fundamentals of managing your money wisely — living below your means, saving for a rainy day and planning for the future — remain intact, having been proven through many generations and markets. But the stories and trends from year to year can provide us with fresh ideas and insights to integrate with our financial lives. And this year is no different.
Here are some…