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Personal Finance Tips For Military Families

One survey found that military personnel have higher credit card debt and fewer tangible assets than their civilian counterparts.¹ While the financial situation of military personnel and their families mirrors the general population in many respects, heavy indebtedness and mismanagement of credit cards may be especially acute issues for service members. Of course, military families face unique challenges, such as deployment to conflict zones, overseas assignments and the constancy of change, making personal finance even [...]

2018-11-28T00:16:23-05:00Lifestyle|

Prevent A Rift: Money Tips For Newlyweds

In a recent study, 88% of millennials admitted that financial decisions are a source of tension in their relationship with a spouse or partner. This could help explain why some experts say financial problems are the #1 reason marriages fail.1,2 Fortunately, couples may be able to head off many of the problems money can cause in a marriage. 10 Tips for Newly Married Couples Communication—Couples should consider talking about their financial goals, memories, and habits [...]

2018-11-28T00:05:51-05:00Lifestyle|

Putting A Price Tag On Your Health

We hear over and over again how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But being healthy for its own sake isn’t easy — especially when you’re facing down temptation or battling procrastination. For some, the monetary benefits of a healthy lifestyle may offer helpful incentive. Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially. For example, one study found a steep increase in annual medical expenditures for individuals [...]

2018-11-28T00:16:47-05:00Lifestyle|

Countdown To College

Tip: Parlez-vous Francais? Many universities like to see multiple years of foreign language on a transcript. Source: Collegeapps.about.com, March 11, 2016 Most parents want to give their children the best opportunity for success, and getting into the right college may help open doors. According to the Census Bureau, 33% of American adults have a bachelor's degree, and those with a bachelor's degree earn 67% more on average than those with just a high school diploma. ¹ [...]

2018-11-28T00:18:00-05:00Lifestyle|

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

People save for a variety of things in retirement. Some dream of vacation homes in tropical destinations, others plan to spend time with grandchildren and family. Of all the activities you are saving for in retirement, did you know that healthcare may have the biggest price tag? One study found that a man would need to save $127,000 and a woman would need to save $143,000 for health care in retirement if they want a [...]

2018-11-28T00:03:40-05:00Lifestyle|

To Catch A Thief

Many Americans have taken steps in recent years to protect their identity. However, one report found identity theft hit an all-time high in 2016, affecting an estimated 15.4 million consumers. If you haven’t taken measures to protect yourself, it may be a good idea to consider your options.1 Identity theft is a crime in which an individual illegally obtains and wrongfully uses another person’s personal information—such as a Social Security number, bank account number, or [...]

2018-11-28T00:08:30-05:00Lifestyle|

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

If college were a party, then student loans are the hangover. Unfortunately, the “hair of the dog” won't cure this headache, but here are some ideas for managing your student loan debt. The programs listed are not intended as tax or legal advice. They may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. The programs are for informational [...]

2018-11-28T00:42:09-05:00Money|

The Lowdown On Those Free Credit Scores

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 provided individuals with valuable rights to the credit information that companies keep on them, but did you know the credit score provided to you may be different from the one provided to lenders? The first thing you should know is that you have a right to see your credit report once annually without cost. To receive your free credit report you can visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com. This report will contain [...]

2018-11-28T00:43:02-05:00Money|