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Resources for Consumers Whose Income is Interrupted

An interruption in income can make a well-planned spending plan a useless financial tool.

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Health Savings Account vs. Flexible Savings Account: Which is best for me?

Having a health insurance plan does not mean that all medical expenses are covered. Health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible savings accounts (FSA) are designed to help consumers budget for deductibles, co-pays, prescription costs, out-of-pocket costs, and other unexpected medical expenses. Logo

Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know to Enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, is a comprehensive health care reform that provides rights and protections for consumers. The ACA provides options for individuals, families, small employers, and their employees to enroll in health care coverage.

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Health Insurance Benefits: Don’t Let Them Go to Waste

As the end of the calendar year approaches, does your health insurance calendar year also end? Health insurance often provides free preventive care checkups or funds for flexible savings accounts (FSA) or health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

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Access the tools needed to take charge of your financial future.

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Retirement Saving Strategies

Since people are living longer than ever, retirement savings need to last longer and work harder. It is more important than ever to make smart financial decisions.

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Estate Planning

The difference between estate planning and retirement planning is subtle, but important. Retirement planning involves planning our financial future once we are no longer employed full time.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

December 18, 2018

In an effort to emphasize the important of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits April is recognized throughout the U.S. as Financial Literacy month.

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SHIINE: Medicare Education and Protection Program

SHIINE stands for Senior Health Information and Insurance Education. SHIINE’s purpose is to provide free, confidential and impartial knowledge to recipients of Medicare.

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Cleaning Out Your Closets: Donate to kids to help build creativity

If you have things you are unsure what to do with and don’t want to just throw them away, think about contacting daycares, preschools, or churches to see if they could use some of the items for their play areas or to make toys/projects for their kids.