Financial Decisions

These financial decisions you make in your 20s and 30s can make or break your financial future

Have you ever wondered which life decisions brought you to where you are right now – at this very moment? Or, how your life might be different if you made a few decisions differently along the way?
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Empty your nest, not your savings: 5 tips when saving for college

Building a healthier financial life, means striking a balance between living for today, while preparing for tomorrow.
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Big dreams start with small steps: 5 tips when saving for a home

Building a healthier financial life, means striking a balance between living for today, while preparing for tomorrow. 
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How to organize your finances when purchasing a new car

You think you're ready to buy a new vehicle — perhaps your dream car, truck, or SUV.
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Pandemic playbook: 7 step checklist to improve your finances in quarantine

The past several months have been a difficult time for the many people across the country battling the global Covid-19 pandemic. The impacts reached almost every person, from essential employees and those who contracted the virus, to the general population sheltering in place to minimize the spread of the disease.
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Investing Basics

Understanding the basics of investing is important, especially during market volatility. It's important to understand your strategy and remember that investing is for the long run. Read more on understanding the basics of investing and why sticking to your plan is important.
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457 contribution limits for 2021

Employees of state and local governments can stash the same amount of money in their 457 plans in 2021 as last year. Plus, those who are 50 and older can make “catch-up” contributions.
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How to prepare for an unusual tax season

A year as unusual and challenging as 2020 means there may be some additional factors that can impact your tax return, from stimulus payments, potential job changes and unemployment benefits, to virtual work transitions and more.
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Everything You Need to Know About Social Security Survivors Benefits

Did you know that Social Security offers family members survivor benefits? Learn more about this valuable feature.
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Shook up by market volatility?

The market may fluctuate but focusing on things you can control will help you resist the urge to react on impulse.
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Breaking Down the Basics of HSAs

Learn to use a HSA to your benefit by understanding how it is here to help you.
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Don’t make these 5 personal finance missteps as newlyweds

When you are a newlywed, you enter into brand new territory. Your life – including your financial one – becomes connected to another person
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