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Budget Planning

Has extra money come your way? Stop and think before you spend.

Getting some unexpected money, whether it’s a tax return, a bonus from work, or even winning the lottery (we can all dream) can be a cause for celebration. You may be tempted to splurge on items that have been on…

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Putting your year-end bonus to work for you.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who receives a year-end bonus, you’re likely thinking about how to spend it. Vacation? Shopping spree? It’s hard to fight the urge to splurge if you don’t have a plan for the money…

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Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan

IRA vs. 401(k): What’s the difference between an IRA and a 401k?

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) have a lot in common with employer-sponsored retirement plan accounts like 401(k)s, but differ in many important ways. Let’s take a look. IRA vs 401(k): How are they alike? The main similarities include tax-deferred growth possibilities,…

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American employees: Are you leaving money on the table?

If your boss wanted to give you a $1,300 bonus on the spot, you’d take it, right? A surprising number of Americans actually don’t. Many employees are offered that incentive in the form of a 401(k) match and for whatever…

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Life Insurance

Understanding the different types of life insurance.

You probably know that having a life insurance policy is important, but may not know which of the array of options is right for you. Here, we break down the different types of policies and explain which may be better…

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The basics of life insurance.

September is national Life Insurance Awareness Month. And while it’s important to consider life insurance throughout the entire year, this “holiday” can be extra motivation to re-evaluate your current policy — or more importantly, look into buying one if you…

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Education and College Planning

What you need to know about managing and repaying your student loans.

A college or graduate degree can be valuable and empowering. It can also come at a significant cost, mostly in the form of student loans. If you or someone you know is faced with the challenge of repaying student loans,…

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What to know about health insurance options for college students.

College can be an exciting (and emotional!) time for the whole family. There are courses to select, dorm decorations to buy and meal plans to choose from. It also marks a big step toward greater independence. So how do you…

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Family and Finances

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Financial impact of divorce.

Divorce brings dramatic life changes for an estimated 1.3 million couples a year in America. One of the most challenging life changes includes the financial implications and repercussions of divorce. Separating incomes, assets, and obligations has lifelong impacts and can…

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Renters and homeowners insurance — are you covered?

Have you recently bought a new home or moved into that cool new apartment building? Congratulations! Before you start planning your housewarming party, however, you’ll need to tie up an important loose end: insurance. Homeowners insurance and renters insurance are…

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Getting Started in Investing

8 actions to kick start your investment plan.

Getting started can be the hardest part of anything new. If you’re beginning a new health regimen or getting started investing, having a plan of action can ease you into the challenge and let you know what steps to take….

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It’s time for a check-up! Take our financial wellness quiz.

Have you heard the latest buzzword? It’s “financial wellness” — a conceptual cousin of the health wellness programs that are part of many workplace benefits packages. So what’s it all about? Defining financial wellness. When it comes to physical health,…

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