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How Has Your Spending Changed During The Pandemic?

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Uncertain Income? Tips To Cut Your Spending

Whether you’re still working or already in retirement, you may feel less confident now about your income than you did in January due to the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s natural to want to proceed with extra caution going forward. One way to get your finances back into your comfort zone is to […]

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Why A Juicy Auto Insurance Rebate May Be Headed Your Way

It’s not often you get money back. But billions of dollars in auto insurance rebates may be headed your way, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Industry sources say auto insurers will be giving back to policyholders $10.5 billion in premiums and benefits either as policy credits, percentage discounts, dividends, or added insurance coverages. One […]

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Navigating 5 Key Financial Challenges During COVID-19

Summary If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19, there is relief for you and your family. From unemployment benefit extensions to mortgage payment suspensions, here are 5 ways you can access help. 5 Key Financial Challenges During COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic may have peaked in some areas, but we’ve barely begun to deal with the […]

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To Go Or Not To Go? Coronavirus Complicates Travel Plans

To Go Or Not To Go? Coronavirus Complicates Travel Plans

One of the most common questions we’re getting from clients this week is how to handle overseas travel they’ve already booked, given the growing threat of Coronavirus. In many cases, they have already paid for or put big deposits down on expensive trips. Should they stay or should they go? We share 6 tips below to help you […]

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Don’t Let Hefty Credit Card Bills Be All That’s Left When The Holidays Are Over

Enjoy the holidays, but don’t get carried away with holiday shopping. It’s easy to overspend, and 48 million Americans are still paying off credit card debt from last holiday season, says NerdWallet. 55% of credit card users carry a balance on their cards, paying interest rates of 16.86% on average, says website CreditDonkey. The average individual credit card […]

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Hey 401(k) Savers: You Can Contribute More In 2020

Good news for 401(k) savers! The IRS says you can contribute more to your 401(k) in 2020. Under 50? The savings limit will increase from $19,000 this year to $19,500 next year. Age 50 or over? The limit goes up from $25,000 to $26,000. Make sure to tell your employer to change your payroll deductions […]

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To Board That Plane, You’ll Need To Get “Real” With The “Real ID”

I was talking to someone the other day about the new Florida “Real ID,” and they said they had never heard of it. Oops. That could be a problem next year. You won’t be able to board a domestic flight without this newfangled ID. Never heard of it? You’re in good company. The New York […]

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Quote Of The Week: When Helping The Kids Digs You Into A Hole

Are you worried about carrying too much debt as you near retirement? That’s a common concern of many Americans. Beware of digging yourself into a hole with credit card debt, especially when that debt results from helping adult children enjoy a lifestyle they (and you!) really can’t afford. Here’s what credit experts say: “Older consumers […]

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Smile! It’s National Dog Week

Here’s something to put a smile on your face. It’s National Dog Week from September 22 though September 28. Whether you have a faithful furry friend of your own, or you’re just a doting Fairy DogMother who pampers the neighborhood pets, there’s always something to celebrate when there’s a dog in the house. Two out […]

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