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  | Financial Wellness

8 reasons to save in a 401(k) and why it matters

Most of us could improve our financial lives and could use a little help. Saving for retirement is no different. Gone are the days of secured retirement as more employers are phasing out of traditional pensions and replacing with the 401(k).1
Saving money is a big goal for all of us. So in a single-parent family, when one parent bears the responsibility of raising kids and making financial ends meet, saving for something like your own retirement might be further down the priority list compared to your other financial goals.
  | Financial Wellness

Strategies to deal with life's surprises

An emergency savings fund isn’t just a little extra money for someday. The savings can be a lifeline when you experience an unplanned life event, such as a job loss, divorce, accident or illness.
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.
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.
  | Protection

Your IRA can help fund your HSA

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are perhaps the best retirement planning tool available. Most people aren’t aware that if you’re looking for cash to fully fund the year’s HSA contribution, a transfer from an IRA might do the job.

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