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Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA Form

2024-01-09T20:16:48+00:00January 9th, 2024|

The government has rolled out significant changes to the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get caught up on all the updates so you can fill out your FAFSA effectively. Changes to the Filing Process The biggest change in filling out

To Buy or Not to Buy?

2024-01-02T20:27:29+00:00November 10th, 2021|

They say there’s no place like home, but does that mean you have to purchase one to get the benefits? Just like everything else, buying a home has its pros and cons. Pros of Buying a Home Fulfilling a Dream There’s a reason buying a home is considered a

Workplace Cybersecurity

2024-01-02T21:48:02+00:00November 4th, 2021|

Coach: Workplace Cybersecurity HOW IT WORKS Interacting with technology at work is almost impossible to avoid. Do you know how to keep safe from the threats of malware, hackers, and scammers? It only takes one little slip-up to cause a big problem. This Coach session works like a training session, quizzing and improving four areas within your personal

Term Life Insurance

2021-11-04T15:06:35+00:00November 4th, 2021|

Coach: Term Life Insurance HOW IT WORKS Most people realize the value of term life insurance to protect and provide for loved ones after they are gone but haven’t taken the next step to figure out just how much insurance they need. In this Coach session, you’ll figure out why you need life insurance and receive

Finding financial success in your 20s

2024-01-12T18:14:00+00:00September 24th, 2021|

Many young adults in their early 20s are experiencing financial independence for the first time. You are beginning to receive larger paychecks that you can spend however you want. Yet, this financial independence is coupled with newfound responsibility. While a large paycheck can seem exciting, once rent, food, gas, insurance and other necessary

College Budget Breakdown

2024-01-12T18:15:21+00:00July 27th, 2021|

"How much does college cost?" It’s not to say this question isn’t answerable, but grouping college into one huge expense can be a little deceiving. The cost of a degree is so much more than a singular bill—especially if you factor in questions like where you’ll be living, how you’ll get from point

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021

2021-07-12T18:11:31+00:00June 29th, 2021|

The IRS has announced that there will be significant changes to the Child Tax Credit beginning in July 2021. CHILD TAX CREDIT 101 The IRS has announced that there will be significant changes to the Child Tax Credit beginning in Summer 2021. These changes aim to help families who may need additional

Out of Work

2021-04-29T18:53:26+00:00April 16th, 2021|

Losing a job unexpectedly can leave you feeling unsure of what to do next. There are a few important steps to take that can help you shore up your funds while you search for your next job. OUT OF WORK Emergency Funds A healthy emergency fund is one of the most vital ways

Your Tax Return Pre-Game

2021-03-24T13:05:18+00:00March 23rd, 2021|

Your Tax Return Pre-Game HOW IT WORKS Filing taxes can be intimidating—but not when you have a game plan. In this Coach session, learn the basics of filing your taxes, and how key factors like filing status, deductions, and credits influence what you owe (or get back!). To begin, select Get Started. Follow the prompts, answer the questions,

Leaving a Job with a 401(K)

2024-01-02T21:45:21+00:00October 30th, 2020|

When you leave a job with a 401(k), you’ll generally have four options for what to do with the money. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, so deciding what’s right for you will depend on your situation and preferences. Leave the Money in Your Old Account If you have more than $5,000 in

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Find a Place to Rent

2024-01-02T21:44:04+00:00August 7th, 2020|

For many, picking the right house or apartment in a tight rental market is daunting, but by preparing in advance, you're more likely to find the perfect place to call home. While renting requires less immediate cash and fewer obligations than owning a home, that doesn't mean that it's cheap or easy, or

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Trusts

2020-08-10T18:03:54+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Setting up a trust is a way to ensure that your assets are handled the way you want them to be after you pass away. Trusts A trust, similar to a will, is a way to designate what happens to a person’s belongings after they pass away. How a Trust Works When

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