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Employer Benefits that Increase Your Wealth

In addition to your base salary, your employer shells out plenty more for a variety of benefits. The cost of providing benefits such as paid vacation, health insurance, and a retirement savings plan adds up to another 30% of pay for private-sector workers, on average. The value to you can be even greater. Some key...

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How to Monitor your Financial Health

Having a good sense of your financial health requires pulling together a bunch of different data points to see your overall big picture. There’s the money you’ve got: money you’ve saved in bank accounts and the money you’ve invested for retirement or other long-term goals and if you are a homeowner, your equity. On the...

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4 Ways to Save More Money

For many of us, saving money requires a bit of grit. It often isn’t easy to commit to saving for a future goal when the dollar you save could have been spent today. We’re not typically hardwired to appreciate delayed gratification. These four strategies can help you save more. Make it automatic. Grab every chance...

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How to Automate Your Finances

You can have the best of financial intentions, but as you likely know from personal experience, life often makes it hard to follow through on your well-intentioned financial goals. That’s not a weakness of failing. It’s basically just a cost of being human. The academic field of behavioral finance has documented a laundry list of...

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Getting a head start on 2020 tax planning

If you have already filed your taxes, it may be nice to finally focus on other priorities. While it’s easy to cast your tax planning aside, there is no better time to get ahead. With last year’s mistakes fresh on your mind, simple changes won’t take long. Here are a few easy ways to get...

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9 ways to start preparing for 2020 taxes

If you’re still licking your tax wounds, you may not be eager to dive into planning for 2020. As painful as it may be, now is the perfect time to learn from your mistakes and pivot. Here are nine smart ways to start preparing for next year’s return. 1. Compare your 2018 vs. 2019 tax...