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HSA or FSA and Open Enrollment

It’s time to save some money on health insurance options! It’s that time of year to sign up for health benefits. If you are one of the lucky ones with employer benefits, you should do a happy dance! If you’re offered a Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option, get ready

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Understanding Black Swan Events

What do birds have to do with finance, anyway? Black swans are beautiful creatures that are native to Australia. They’re pretty rare here in the US, but if you keep your eyes peeled, you may see one in Florida or California every once in a while. Since this is a blog about finance, you may

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What is Financial Literacy?

Financial Literacy: A Superpower for Financial Success

Honing your financial skills is like getting in touch with your spidey senses.  Financial literacy means having the skills and knowledge to make informed and effective decisions using all of the financial resources available to you. In other words, financial literacy is like having a superpower that you know how to use well. If you’ve

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5 Ways to Save without Sacrifice

5 Ways to Save without Sacrifice

Our money-saving tips will leave extra cash in your pocket and keep you smiling. Saving money can sometimes feel painful, but it doesn’t have to be! You may not believe that because, if you’re like me, you were raised to think that we need to make sacrifices if we want to save a few bucks,

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5 Insights When Talking to Your Kids about Money

5 Insights on Talking to Kids About Money

Discussing finance with your children can be tricky, but these suggestions should help. Many parents find it difficult to talk to their kids about money. Sometimes it’s because they lack confidence, don’t have the proper skill set, or haven’t had good financial role models in their own lives. Regardless of the reason, the situation can

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Costs of Having a Family Pet

Cost of Having a Pet Made Simple | What You Need to Know

Pets are more expensive than you think when considering all the hidden surprises. Pets bring a great deal of joy to our lives. I know this because of my relationship with our beloved dog, Oreo. Yet, I can’t ignore the reality that the little furball costs us money. When deciding whether or not to own

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