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Whether we have a million dollars or a few hundred, we still enjoy tips about how to manage them. The Royal Neighbors Foundation is here to help. These articles offer sound financial advice as you go about living your life. Whether you’re buying a house, paying for college, adding to your family, changing careers, or planning for retirement, let the Royal Neighbors Foundation be a resource for you.

Meet Kristen Euretig!

Kristen EuretigKristen Euretig, CFP®, has been retained by the Foundation to provide educational financial articles and webinars for the Foundation to help us fulfill our mission of Building Women’s Futures Through Financial Education℠. She is the founder of Brooklyn Plans, LLC, a business designed to address the void in the financial planning industry for women in their 20s-40s to access reliable, independent financial advice and services. She is passionate about connecting women to the help they need to take control of their finances.

A former school teacher, Kristen developed curriculum and implemented financial education programs internationally, including Nigeria and Nicaragua.

Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, Kristen earned her Master of Science degree in education/teaching English as a second language at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. She received her Certificate, Financial Planning, at Boston University.

She has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as an expert financial planner and advocate.

“Just imagine what
the world would be
like if women weren’t
afraid of their finances
anymore and instead
were equipped with
the tools and support
they needed to
achieve their goals
and live their dreams.”

Kristen Euretig, CFP®, owns Brooklyn Plans, LLC, a financial planning firm dedicated to helping today’s women.

These articles are for informational purposes only and do not constitute tax or financial advice. Individuals should contact their financial professional for assistance.

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    Making A Money Resolution? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Dec 5, 2019
    As this time of year rolls around, many start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, especially when it comes to money. But time and time again, folks fall off the wagon after working toward their goal for a few months or even weeks.
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    Which healthcare plan is right for you?

    Nov 6, 2019
    Making sense of healthcare plans and benefits packages at work can feel a bit like spooning through alphabet soup. But when you’re armed with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to figure out the best plan for you and your family.
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    How An Allowance-Based Spending Plan Can Change Your Money Life

    Oct 1, 2019
    Do you struggle to stick to a traditional budget? Have you tried several methods and apps, only to break your budget faster than it took to set up? An allowance-based spending system could be for you.
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    How To Help Your High School Senior Pay As Little As Possible For College

    Sep 3, 2019
    Considering the cost of college can be daunting, especially if your child has roughly a year before heading off to college. To make matters worse, the options available to cut costs aren’t exactly clear.
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    5 Hidden Costs Of Starting A Side Hustle

    Aug 1, 2019
    Starting a side hustle can be an easy way to make extra cash, but few consider the costs involved before they dive in.
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    Here’s How Much You Should Be Saving For Retirement

    Jul 15, 2019
    Summer should be the season of sun and ice cream—not the season of credit card debt. Follow these tips to maximize your family’s fun without derailing your financial plan.
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    Saving for summer travel and activities

    Jun 14, 2019
    Summer should be the season of sun and ice cream—not the season of credit card debt. Follow these tips to maximize your family’s fun without derailing your financial plan.
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    Reducing expenses as a family

    May 17, 2019
    Budgeting often involves long hours spent tallying receipts, analyzing expenses, and berating yourself over past behavior, rather than focusing on the financial decisions you will make in the future. Budgeting also tends to be a solo activity, forcing one member of a household to square the accounts and manage other family members’ spending.
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    How to build your credit—and why it matters

    Apr 17, 2019
    Credit card companies often make it easy for you to open new charge accounts and send in a small minimum payment each month. But carrying a large debt load will not only cost you lots of money in interest payments—it will drag down your credit score, threatening your ability to open new lines of credit when you need it.
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