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4 Simple Steps Anyone Can Use to Reach Financial Goals

An action plan to reach financial goals isn’t something reserved for New Year’s resolutions. You can begin at any time of year. Here are four steps that anyone can use — even you! — to reach financial goals.

Simple Strategies for Building Your Retirement Savings

The IRS recently announced an increase in the annual contribution limit for 401(k), 403(b), most 457, and Thift Savings plans. Previously, you could only set aside $17,500 in your retirement account, but starting in 2015, that amount jumps to $18,000. If you can’t put that much in savings, don’t beat yourself up. You can still

Growing Your Financial Portfolio: Are You Gluten-Free Investing?

Gluten is a protein found in grains. It is responsible for the elastic texture of bread, allows the bread to rise and gives it shape. Many of us look for ways to make our daily habits healthier. Those with sensitivity to or intolerance of gluten simply remove it from their diet. You can’t take the

4 Quick Tips for Maximizing Your Retirement Savings

You’ve been doing exactly what you needed to do in order to save for your golden years — setting money aside in a retirement account (whether it be a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA). Or so you thought. One look at your balance, and you realize that the lump sum isn’t nearly large enough. So how

Financial Literacy — For Life

In 2014, fewer than 40 percent of U.S. adults say they have a budget or keep close track of their spending, and nearly three in four say they could benefit from advice or answers to everyday financial questions. With us nearing the end of April, and April being Financial Literacy Month, basic information about how

9 Questions to Ask Your Insurance Agent Before You Sign

How many times do we look back on a situation and say, “I wish I had known the right questions to ask!?” It’s not so much that the people on the other side of life’s conversations are willfully withholding information (although that does happen sometimes), but only that so often in life you simply don’t

5 Money Moves to Make Before 2014

As the year draws to a close in a whirlwind of holiday events, trips and work deadlines, it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday bustle and overlook your finances. But a bit of financial housekeeping now can help you get on track for 2014 and beyond. Here’s a look at five money moves

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