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Preparing for Your Future

Ever since I gave birth to twin girls, people have been asking all sorts of questions about what my life is like now. My answer? My life is hectic — very, very hectic. There’s not a lot of time for sleeping, eating or staying in touch with friends …

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Life can be full of surprises—some good surprises, and some not so welcome ones, like when your car breaks down, the washing machine stops working, or a family member falls ill and you need to buy a last-minute airline ticket. These additional expenses can bring on unnecessary stress …

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Military Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to review their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage servicemembers and military families just like yours to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. This Military Saves Week, try these five …

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February 27th  – March 4th This year we are delighted to participate in the Military Saves campaign. The Military Saves campaign is a component of the nonprofit America Saves and a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, which seeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to …

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Money can have a huge impact on relationships, so much so that it can contribute to marital discord and even divorce. If you’re married or in a long-term relationship, it’s important for you and your partner to either be on the same page financially or …

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Do I really need life insurance? That answer, like most questions in life, depends on your own specific, personal situation. But first, let’s take a step back. Nobody likes thinking about the possibility they’re going to die prematurely and leave behind the people we love. Unfortunately …

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When it comes to gift giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. But what happens when the oh-so-generous folks in your life just happen to have the worst imaginable taste? It’s an unfortunate fact that sometimes bad holiday gifts happen to good people …

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For many school districts it can be difficult to provide courses that enable all students to challenge themselves. It’s not that educators aren’t trying, but that there just isn’t enough funding to provide advanced classes and technology for more than a few students &#8212 …

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I wiped away the water that had splashed on my face during the final play of the high school water polo game that I was scoring. Daniel, clad in his white referee uniform, walked to the table with a big grin on his face. Did I tell you I was …

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Wisebread recently posted a blog that suggested an unpopular idea: Maybe it’s not imperative that you start investing for retirement just yet. At least not right now. Despite it countering most expert financial advice, it may have a ring of truth. Have you seen interest rates lately? Compare …

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