Wedding

Tying the Knot? 13 Ways to Upcycle and Thrift Your Way Down the Aisle

A wedding is one of the most exciting events you can organize — it can also be one of the most expensive. So, we’ll let you in on a little secret if you’re trying to keep costs low: Get a little thrifty. Unleash your creativity (and stay on budget) with these simple hacks: 1. Thrift […]

Wedding

Are You Financial Soulmates? Try These Date Night Challenges to Find Out

Being in love is a blast. It’s like having a built‐in BFF by your side for life’s adventures, big and small. Whether you and your significant other are happily dating, soon‐to‐be wed, enjoying that post‐marital honeymoon bliss or forever committed to each other, it’s exciting to think about all the memories you’ll create and the […]

Retirement

5 Simple Steps to Kick off Your Retirement Plan

Take on retirement planning with our five-week retirement challenge: Everything you need to get started on your retirement savings journey is right here. In five weeks (or faster, if you want to knock them all out at once), you may be well on your way to a more robust retirement plan that could help you […]

Career

So, You Want to Switch Jobs? Don’t Forget Your Finances at the Door

The average person changes jobs every four years. And with more vacancies than applicants, the current job market is yours for the taking. Whether you’re just exploring your options or putting the finishing touches on your updated resume, be sure to consider the financial implications of taking a new role. Time Between Paychecks If you’ve […]

Career

Heading Back to the Office? 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to the Office

Remember leaving the office in March 2020? It looked like we’d be back in a matter of weeks. Now, over a year later, as companies begin asking employees to return to the office, there is a mix of emotions about making the transition and adjusting to a new routine.  If you’re a bit nervous, you’re […]

Retirement

Should I Max out My 401(k)?

Do you have a mental list of all the things you’re doing to reach your retirement goals? Making and sticking to a budget? ✓ Investing strategically to manage risk and returns? ✓ Maxing out your 401(k) contributions? Well … maybe not. A maxed out 401(k) is one more step you can take that may help […]

Retirement

IRA vs. 401(k): How to Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings

It’s easy to see why saving for retirement is essential. But what’s not always so simple is understanding how best to use different savings options to your advantage. That’s where retirement-specific investment accounts like 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts (IRAs) come in. What’s the difference between IRAs and 401(k)s? Both IRAs and 401(k)s offer tax […]

Retirement

Roth IRA Conversions: How They Work & What You Should Know

As you move through different seasons of life, it’s a good idea to periodically reevaluate your retirement investment strategy and look for opportunities to make the most of your dollars — both now and in the future. One strategy that could be worth exploring? A Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account) conversion. What is a Roth […]

Family

Financial Considerations for LGBTQ+ Couples

In recent years, we’ve seen great strides for equality for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. But even with increased workplace protections and the legalization of same-sex marriages, LGBTQ+ couples still face several unique financial challenges and considerations. If you identify as LGBTQ+, by recognizing and planning for these difficulties, you can set yourself and […]

Retirement

IRA Contribution Limits for 2020 and 2021

When you first start saving for retirement, you might feel intimidated by all the options out there. And sure, it can be tough to wrap your head around working toward such a long-term goal. But take heart: Progress is really about the baby steps and how consistent you are about your savings. Of course, one […]

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