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Choosing Health Insurance

Please don’t ask me why, but the way providers talk about benefits can confuse many folks, especially younger employees who might be enrolling for their insurance for the first time. One recent study showed that more than half of employees choose plans that aren’t right for them, costing them money in premiums or underfunded costs.

So, what is all this tricky language, and what does it mean for you and your benefit selections? Let’s review a few of the most common terms you’ll encounter in selecting a package.

Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck. You can break the cycle.

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you might be living paycheck to paycheck. That’s according to a recent report where 61% of U.S. adults said they spend all of their income every month on bills like housing and food.

We’ve hit a perfect storm where pandemic funds have dried up, inflation has been running hot over the past year, and wages have struggled to keep pace. The result is dwindling savings and record-high credit card debt, and it can feel like you’re barely treading water.

Pay Yourself: Why taking that trip is important to your financial freedom

As young investors, everybody wants to advise us on what to do with our money. Bloggers, social media personalities, and TV talking heads claim their method will get us on the path to wealth and early retirement. We see it so much that some of us start feeling guilty, like every dime that doesn’t go toward our retirement, investment portfolio, or mortgage is a dime that’s setting us back from our goal of financial freedom.

Are you nearing retirement with a pension?

We’ve been talking a lot around here about the rise of interest rates and its effect on everything from markets to loans, but an under-discussed aspect of rate hikes is the effect on your retirement. 

Five tips for preparing your 2022 taxes

As tax season approaches — the deadline is April 18, FYI — it’s important to start thinking about your tax plan. Whether you file on your own or use a tax professional, here are a few things to consider as you prepare for tax season.

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