“We can make a difference—in large and small ways—when we prioritize caring for the future." — Dr. Ivor Benjamin, president of the American Heart Association
(Today is National Wear Red Day, in support of heart disease awareness.)
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Hi! I’m Kelli, the senior editor here at Acorns + CNBC. I’m also a Certified Financial Planner.
In case you missed it earlier this week, Acorns and CNBC have announced a new partnership to bring you resources that will help you thrive financially.
CNBC is known for being the most trusted name in business news. Now we’re excited to bring our expertise here to cover the things that matter most for you and your money.
We want to help you get growing by empowering you with the knowledge and know-how you need to invest in yourself and secure your financial future.
Over this first week, we walked furloughed federal workers through strategies to recover from missing two paychecks and offered tips to help you protect your property amid the polar vortex.
There’s much more to come. We all want security, flexibility and a safety net in our lives. Thinking about what it’ll take to achieve distant goals can be a lot, no matter where you’re starting from and what resources you have. So we’ll focus on micro steps you can take now that can help you generate momentum and make a major impact over time. Along the way, we’ll be giving you articles, explainers and other tools to help you build your knowledge.
Here are some key takeaways from this week to help you grow your knowledge:
And speaking of the Super Bowl …
“It takes a team to achieve the dream,” the Los Angeles Rams last week, tagging a video of wide receiver Brandin Cooks surprising team custodian Alfonso Garcia with Super Bowl tickets. Cooks arranged for Garcia and his 8-year-old son to receive the tickets and travel expenses for Sunday’s championship game in Atlanta between the Rams and the New England Patriots. "You mean so much to us," Cooks says in the video. "Everything you do does not go unnoticed.”
Source: Los Angeles Rams
A moment of mindfulness.
"Talent sets the floor; character sets the ceiling." — Bill Belichick, New England Patriots head coach
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