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How to Get Your Retirement Savings Above the National Average

By on March 1, 2014 in Money with 0 Comments
How to Get Your Retirement Savings Above the National Average

A recent study provided some shocking results about the average retirement savings based on age group. Across all age groups, none were saving enough money for retirement. Not a single one. On a whole, workers over age 55 had less than $50,000 saved for retirement. And workers under 35 average less than $6,000 in savings […]

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Maximize HSA Benefit by Using a Rewards Credit Card

By on February 28, 2014 in Money with 0 Comments
Maximize HSA Benefit by Using a Rewards Credit Card

Setting aside money on a pre-tax basis into a health savings account is a smart thing to do if you are a participant in a high deductible health plan. As long as you use the funds for specific healthcare costs allowed by government regulations, you will never pay tax on the money you set aside. […]

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What is Deposit Insurance and Why Should You Never Open an Account Without It?

By on February 27, 2014 in Money with 0 Comments
What is Deposit Insurance and Why Should You Never Open an Account Without It?

Deposit insurance is one of the most critical things you need to know about when it comes to your day to day banking. Having this type of insurance is something that you probably never think about, but going without it is one of the largest financial risks you can take with your daily banking. Not […]

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Medical Tourism: The Globalization of Healthcare

By on February 26, 2014 in Money with 0 Comments
Medical Tourism: The Globalization of Healthcare

With the high cost of healthcare, consumers are looking for various ways to lower the cost while still getting the service that they need. This is taking the form of catastrophic health plans, alternative treatments and even millions of people going without health insurance altogether. In the past few years we‘re also seeing the rise […]

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What is Extended Replacement Cost on Homeowners Insurance?

By on February 25, 2014 in Insurance, Money with 0 Comments
What is Extended Replacement Cost on Homeowners Insurance?

When you are shopping for homeowners insurance one of the items you can select if called Extended Replacement Cost, Extra Replacement Cost, or Cost Plus coverage. This is something you can easily overlook or avoid purchasing because it can add some dollars to your annual insurance premium. Unfortunately, skimping on this coverage to save a […]

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How to Invest Your HSA Funds

By on February 24, 2014 in Money with 0 Comments
How to Invest Your HSA Funds

Many employers are switching their health insurance plans to high deductible health plans (or HDHP) that have a health savings account (or HSA) tied to them. The health savings account allows both the employer and the employee to deposit money into the employee’s account to help cover some of their medical costs before the high […]

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How to Save More Than the Contribution Limit with Flexible Spending Accounts

By on February 24, 2014 in Money with 0 Comments
How to Save More Than the Contribution Limit with Flexible Spending Accounts

As of 2013 contributions into flexible spending accounts are no longer uncapped. (Most employers set a $5,000 cap, but it wasn’t a government requirement.) Since January 1, 2013 there is now a regulated cap of $2,500 per year. That means you can set aside $2,500 of pre-tax income each year into a flexible spending account. […]

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The Stock Market Shows the True Winners of the Affordable Care Act

By on November 19, 2013 in Health Insurance, Insurance, Money with 0 Comments
The Stock Market Shows the True Winners of the Affordable Care Act

There’s been a lot of talk around the Affordable Care Act and who is truly benefiting. The politicians in Washington have been saying that consumers will have better coverage at a lower cost for years as the controversial legislation rolled out. Yet that hasn’t come to fruition yet. To start, it is exceedingly difficult to […]

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The Stock Market Shows the True Winners of the Affordable Care Act

By on August 30, 2013 in Money with 0 Comments
The Stock Market Shows the True Winners of the Affordable Care Act

There’s been a lot of talk around the Affordable Care Act and who is truly benefiting. The politicians in Washington have been saying that consumers will have better coverage at a lower cost for years as the controversial legislation rolled out. Yet that hasn’t come to fruition yet. To start, it is exceedingly difficult to […]

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The Risk of Record Stock Mutual Fund Redemptions

By on August 22, 2013 in Money with 0 Comments
The Risk of Record Stock Mutual Fund Redemptions

April was an interesting month for mutual fund investors around the globe. Fear in the markets about crisis in Europe and various other issues caused stock mutual fund redemptions to reach a level they haven’t seen in 17 years. But what is a stock fund redemption, and what does it really tell us about the […]

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