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Be Wise With Money

Disability income insurance saves a family (twice!)

When Valerie King transitioned from her medical residency to practicing as an emergency room physician, she didn't think she needed disability income insurance. "I could never envision a life without working," she says. Her insurance professional convinced the young doctor otherwise. It was wise advice. Although Valerie never thought she would need it, a condition called ulcerative colitis made the decision for her.

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Save early: Give your money time to work for you

Millennials get a lot of grief for enjoying their cups of joe. The fact that 45% have spent more on coffee than on investing in their retirement may have something to do with it. Other factors such as student debt repayments and saving for a car or a house are greater priorities than the distant future of retirement.

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It's never too early to start estate planning [Guide]

Your family counts on you every day – no matter if you work outside the home or are a stay-at-home caregiver. And whether you’re leaving an inheritance for your children or making a donation to your alma mater or favorite charity, the benefits to you and your family of having a strong estate plan and an up-to-date will in place are three-fold.

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Help your teen master money management

With the definition of "cool" constantly changing by the latest fashion trend or the newest smartphone, it's easy for teens to think that being able to buy what they want when they want will make them happy. Help them avoid that trap by giving them something that will put them on the path to lifelong happiness: money management skills they can use for the rest of their lives.

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