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Baby on board? Plan your growing family’s financial future.

Kids are expensive. From diapers to college, the cost of raising a child is a significant factor in every family’s monthly finances. Experts estimate the average cost of raising a child in the U.S. from birth to age 17 can top $200,000. Whether you are just considering starting a family or already have a baby…

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Getting married? Here are 3 tips for avoiding financial arguments.

Choosing to spend the rest of your life with someone is one of life’s most significant milestones. You and your partner have likely spent hours discussing wedding logistics, dreaming of honeymoon destinations and planning your new life together but you might be missing out on one of the most important discussions for a long-term relationship…

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Emergency Savings: A neglected part of financial wellness

You’ve heard the rule of thumb: Have an “emergency savings” set aside for unexpected costs. It’s a simple enough idea, but most Americans put it at the back of their financial priority list. In fact, more than 50% of Americans say they couldn’t come up with $500 at a moment’s notice.

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Beyond Medicare – How to Fund Health Care Costs in Retirement

As retirement draws closer, many of us cling to a false sense of security that Medicare will cover all of our health care costs. Once we hit 65, it’s all taken care of and we don’t have anything to worry about, right? Wrong. While it’s true that beginning at age 65 most Americans become Medicare…

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