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Troubleshoot Your Plan's Risk Factors

Hit the ground running in Week 1 by figuring out how you're doing, assessing and quantifying your financial goals, and making sure you have a safety net.

Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. In our special series, 21 Days to Improve Your Financial Life, we're going to help you improve your financial well-being one day and one job at a time. We'll start with some basic tasks and progress to some that are a little more advanced.

The first week is all about laying the foundation for a successful financial life--figuring out how you're doing, assessing and quantifying your financial goals, and making sure you have a safety net in case life throws you a financial curveball.

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