“How will filing for bankruptcy affect my retirement?”

What is your perspective about filing for bankruptcy in regards to saving for retirement? Submitted by Chris C. When it comes to any financial decision, everything affects everything. Kudos for thinking about the impact of bankruptcy on retirement planning. The decision to file bankruptcy is a big one, as it will impact your financial life…

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How to Negotiate a Raise

I always like to say that there are only three things you can do to change your financial situation: make more, spend less, or a combination of the two. But making more money can be easier said than done. It could mean finding a new job, gaining additional skills, or working more hours. Let’s dive…

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Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and More

One of the most common questions I get asked is about investing. How should I start investing? What investment options do you recommend? What is a low-risk investing option? Don’t worry, we’re going to get there. But first, let’s start with something more basic. Investing is a means to an end, not an end itself…

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What You Need to Know about Unemployment Benefits

If you lose your job, there are resources out there to help you stay afloat financially as you plan your next steps forward. Eligibility and Applications Unemployment benefits and eligibility requirements vary state-to-state, so choose your state to start the process of checking your eligibility and applying for benefits. Generally, unemployment benefits are available to…

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Thinking about Investing? Investment-Savvy Checklist

A lot of Savers tell us they’re interested in investing. Maybe you’re starting to save regularly, and you’re wondering how your money can work for you instead of sitting passively in a bank account. What are your goals? Before jumping into investment strategies, start with this basic question: what is the point of investing to…

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