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Estate planning is an extremely personal process, not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. When an individual has no close relatives (other than perhaps a spouse), the decisions required to prepare an estate plan can sometimes feel overwhelming.
  | Financial Decisions

5 Ways New Parents Can Go About Estate Planning

Busy parents have enough on their plates without adding estate planning, but with the joy of welcoming new family into the world, comes the responsibility to plan for the financial future of a family. Often, creating a will is probably the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about estate planning; there’s much more to building a stable financial future. One of the hardest parts of estate planning is knowing where to start. Luckily, we’re here to help.
After finally getting around to updating my life insurance policy since my second daughter was born, and shaming my husband into getting more organized (thank you!), I realized it was time to take a look at my broader estate plan. “Estate plan” sounds so official. Yes, there’s the big, adult-sounding things like an advance directive, will and power of attorney, but it’s also the things we need to access every day, like updated passwords, lists of accounts we use most frequently and how to access them, important contacts and other necessary details and documents organized and shared with the right people.
Financial planning is important throughout your life. Making sure you have basic protections in place, such as any life, health-related and disability insurance, to protect your assets is essential.
  | Protection

7 ways to maximize the benefits of HSAs

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are perhaps the most powerful savings vehicles, especially for retirement savings, because of their significant tax advantages. Yet, too many HSA owners don’t reap all the advantages of their accounts.

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