Six Back-To-School Expenses to Start Budgeting for Now

While December is typically considered the traditional “budget-busting month,” September, with the back-to-school season, is close behind. In fact, the back-to-school shopping season is the second largest shopping event of the year, with 29 million households expected to shell out $27.6 billion in 2018, according to Deloitte. But any parent with school-aged children will tell…

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Disability Insurance Can Be An Important Part of a Pregnancy—But It’s Much More

Disability insurance — also known as income protection coverage — is one of the most important and overlooked pillars of financial planning. Think about it. The average person is so dependent on their ability to earn a living, they couldn’t continue their lifestyle if they missed even a single paycheck. The Federal Reserve asked adults…

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6 Tips for Paying Off Large Medical Bills

If you’re trying to pay off a hefty medical bill, you are not alone. Medical bills are a leading cause of debt in the U.S. Many working Americans don’t have enough savings in place, yet they are facing high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.  A report published in 2017 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau showed that medical bills were the…