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Financial Security Articles

Smart investing takes planning, and information.

COUNTRY Financial is here to help with guidance and resources that can make the investment world less intimidating.

How Life Choices Affect Your Financial Future

If you want a more secure future – and who doesn’t – take a close look at the choices you make. Positive changes now could significantly improve your financial future.

A Two-Minute Economics Course

With the economy being a hot topic these days, being familiar with some basic facts about the U.S. economy may prove to be helpful to get a better grasp on what’s happening, and what may happen in the future.

Six Steps of Investing

If you haven’t already mapped out a strategy for investing, there's no better time than right now.

Early Retirement Buyout

If you've been offered an early retirement buyout, here are some important things to consider.

A Market Cycle Primer

The more you understand how market cycles work, the better you can adapt to changes.

Risk and Investing

Educate yourself on financial risk, and be better prepared when financial opportunities present themselves.


A Sensible Approach

It's common to be tempted to sell during market drops. Here's why you may want to stay put.

Dollar Cost Averaging

Here's how dollar cost averaging can help take the guesswork out of investing.

Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio

Your investments may need a readjustment if you haven't reviewed your portfolio recently. Here are some tips to help stay in balance.

The ABCs of Bonds

Learn about the basics of bonds and the different options available in the marketplace.

Your Investment Portfolio

Here are some tips on diversifying your portfolio, and how to get started.

Emotion vs. Reason

When the market gets chaotic, here's some guidance on staying calm and making rational decisions.

Your Retirement Time Horizon

These tips are tailored to the various stages of life you'll go through, and the retirement strategies you may want to consider for each one.


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