The Unique Advantages of Health Savings Accounts

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These tax-advantaged savings accounts can help you cover your health care expenses

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged savings account that allows individuals with high-deductible health plans to set money aside for medical expenses. These accounts offer unique tax benefits and can...

5 Tips for Reviewing an Early Retirement Offer

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You’ve spent years planning and saving for your retirement. And then, out of the blue, your employer hands you an early retirement offer that could change everything. An early retirement, or “voluntary severance,” offer is a financial incentive to resign that an employer may offer to senior...

4 Risks That Can Impact Your Retirement

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4 Risks That Can Impact Your Retirement

Even with careful planning and diligent saving, some parts of retirement planning are out of your control. Factors like longevity, rising medical costs and the ups and downs of the market can have an impact on your savings. But while you can’t plan for the...

A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Investments

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Alternatives are investment options beyond the typical stocks, bonds and cash found in most portfolios. They can be tangible assets like precious metals, or they could be financial assets like private equity or hedge funds. Alternatives tend to be riskier than traditional assets, which means...

Climbing commodity prices, ambitious government spending packages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crash have resurrected a long-dormant fear: runaway inflation. But what is inflation, and is it something to worry about? A lot of the thinking surrounding inflation has changed...

Breaking Down IRAs

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Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are a type of tax-advantaged account that can help you boost your retirement savings. The most common IRAs you’ll choose from are traditional and Roth IRAs. Both are designed for long-term growth, but there are some key differences, including how your...

Don't Believe These 7 Myths About Social Security!

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You’ve probably heard the myth that Social Security won’t exist by the time you’re ready to retire – and it turns out that nearly 42% of those not yet retired expect to receive no Social Security benefits when they exit the workforce, a Pew Research Center poll shows.

The good news is that this is...

Automated Investing vs. Human Guidance

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Automated Investing vs. Human Guidance

When you’re looking for help managing your investment portfolio, you have a decision to make: Should you work with a financial advisor or a robo-advisor? A financial advisor is a professional specializing in financial planning, wealth management and other...

Financial Conversation Tips for Couples

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Financial Conversation Tips for Couples

Communication about money is often fraught for couples, and bringing the topic up with your partner can be challenging. But discussing financial concerns, goals and habits is key to a strong relationship. And open communication about these topics can help...

Breaking Down Socially Responsible Investing

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Many investors want more out of their investments than just a good return. They want to know that the companies they invest in are ethical and responsible — that they build environmentally sustainable business models, advance a social good and operate in a transparent, ethical way. To identify these...

Tips for Making the Most of Your Inheritance

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Baby boomers in the U.S. are set to bequeath $68 trillion in wealth by 2043, as part of the Great Wealth Transfer. Much of that will be left to Generation X and millennial heirs. If you expect to receive an inheritance, planning ahead for how you will use the wealth and account for any taxes will...

Preparing Teens for Financial Adulthood

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Preparing Teens for Financial Adulthood

Learning how to properly manage money is a crucial life skill that can take years to develop. For teens who may be earning an income for the first time, there can be a steep learning curve when it comes to financial literacy, but laying the foundation for...