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5 questions to ask: check your life insurance coverage [video]
April 1, 2016
When you're in the middle of life's changes – a wedding, a new baby, a new house – life insurance might be the last thing on your mind. But did you know that not checking your life insurance coverage can leave gaps that make a difference to your financial future?
Stop using credit cards & take the Cash Challenge [calculators]
April 1, 2016
It seems as if cash is becoming the dinosaur of currency modes. Convenience plays a huge part in why credit cards have become the powerhouse of purchase transactions. And understandably so. Credit cards offer convenience, less bulk, instant access, minimized liability if lost, payment options and personalization. Plus, they don’t require planning ahead.
5 SMART tips for meeting your money goals [worksheets]
March 30, 2016
You have financial or money goals – big and small. Maybe they're as immediate as going the day without spending any money. Or maybe they're future-focused, like saving for a down payment for a house or setting aside money for your retirement. (Read how one couple put their smart financial strategy into place.)
Different ways to use a traditional IRA
February 12, 2016 | By Matt Alderton; excerpted from Thrivent magazine
You’ve worked hard to put money in your retirement account, building toward that day when you decide to stop working. You’re not there yet, but suddenly you get laid off and lose your employer-sponsored health insurance. Or maybe your child’s heading off to college and those expenses are more than you thought. What can you do?