Kate Dore

Kate Dore is a Nashville-based freelance personal finance writer and Candidate for Certified Financial Planner™ Certification. She teaches financial literacy with Junior Achievement and serves as Director of Public Relations for the Financial Planning Association of Middle Tennessee. Her work has been published in Business Insider, Financial Planning Magazine, and Simple Money Magazine.


Articles by Kate Dore

Personal Finance

Common Health Care Expenses: The Cost of Pink Eye

Pink eye can be an uncomfortable problem to deal with, especially when the infection spreads to both eyes. Fortunately, pink eye is common and it may be easy to treat the symptoms. Here are some of the basics to know—including how much it costs to treat and how to save money on these expenses.

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Taxes

What is a W-2 form and why do I need it to file my taxes?

For most people, tax season is filled with endless amounts of paperwork. You may have to track down tax forms from your employer, retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and it can be difficult to stay on top of everything you need. If you're a full-time employee, you should receive a Wage and Tax Statement—also known as a W-2—sometime in January or February. Here's a closer look at the purpose of this form and why it matters when you are filing your taxes.

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Health Insurance

Average Health Insurance Costs for a Newly Married Couple in 2020

There are many big decisions to make as newlyweds. As you combine lives, you will have to make choices about your home, finances, and your family. You will also have to plan for healthcare—including your health insurance options. There are several things to consider before signing up for a plan, though. Here's what you and your new family need to know to make the right choices.

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SMB

How to Plan for Healthcare as a Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, finding affordable healthcare is probably high on the list of company concerns. On top of your own family's plan, you may have employees that want to be covered by company insurance. Companies with fewer than 30 employees pay an average of $409 per person for insurance premiums, according to a 2018 eHealth Report. Still, over half of small businesses offer a group health insurance plan to try and attract and retain the best employees.

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Health Savings Accounts

How to Use Your HSA as a Retirement Account

As your career takes off, you may be eager to save more money for retirement. Luckily, there are plenty of savings options to choose from. You may begin with your company's 401(k) and employer match. If you're looking to save more, you may also open an IRA. These are savvy moves, but there's another account to consider, too—a health savings account. Here are some things to know about this lesser-known, tax-friendly account.

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Health Savings Accounts

The Long-Term Benefits of Using an HSA

When you're ready to start saving for retirement, it's easy to focus on your 401(k) or IRA. But there's another account you should prioritize, too—your health savings account. These accounts offer three unique tax benefits, along with the opportunity for long-term growth.

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