Articles tagged saving & investing

Saving for an Uncertain Future

Creating a budget. Saving for the future. It can all be a bit overwhelming. But right now, the best thing you can do for your future is to revisit the basics of saving and budgeting. A recent blog post titled Overcoming a Financial Crisis, discusses some available resources and tools you can use to figure out your monthly expenses. Start by …

Go Green With eStatements

When you switch to eStatements, you're doing more than simplifying your finances. In addition to helping you clear out the clutter and reducing the risk of identity theft and mail fraud, eStatements are good for the environment—so good they're green!   Green Means Eco-Friendly By receiving your statement electronically, rather than …

Strategies to Supersize Your Savings

There are a host of stories revealing that Americans’ saving accounts are in trouble. Many live paycheck-to-paycheck and retirement account balances are not where they should be.  A recent survey revealed 62 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. A stunning 21 percent don’t even have a savings account. …

Plan Your Way to a Secure Retirement

With life expectancy in the United States currently at 78 years of age, people are living longer than they ever have before. In addition, Social Security benefits are expected to be significantly reduced in years to come due to rising costs of medical technology and increased longevity—there's simply more funds going out than coming in. That's why …

Understanding IRAs and Their Tax Advantages

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is considered one of the most valuable tax-advantaged accounts available for retirement savings. The two most popular IRAs are Traditional and Roth. Each offer unique tax benefits, including tax-sheltered growth and earnings. However, there are important differences between them that may impact your retirement …

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