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14
Jun

Getting Married? Two Questions You Need to Ask Your Partner (but Probably Haven’t)

Getting Married? Two Questions You Need to Ask Your Partner (but Probably Haven’t) Getting married is a big leap. And you may be in the midst of a whole lot of planning—from when and where to have the wedding to whom to invite. But planning the wedding and honeymoon is just the start of your life together. As you start

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5
Jun

Wealthy vs Financial Fit. Here’s the Difference and Why It Matters

Wealthy vs Financial Fit. Here’s the Difference and Why It Matters People can be wealthy without being financially fit, meaning they can have a lot of assets or money tied up in assets, but those assets aren’t “liquid.” Let me explain. Say you have a house that has escalated in value in the real estate market. You may have this

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1
Jun

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Mid-Year Financial Check Up Happy Half Year! Time flies and first 6 months of 2018 are already here and gone! With the second half of the year fast approaching, it’s important to know how your finances are stacking up compared to your goals when the year began. What better way to that then to check out these quick tips for

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16
May

Ouch! Feeling the Financial Pinch in a Month or Less

Ouch! Feeling the Financial Pinch in a Month or Less This statistic is startling: 7 in 10 employed Americans would feel the financial pinch in a month or less without their paycheck. And when you dig a bit deeper, you find that 1 in 4 working Americans would feel the pinch immediately. These are just some of the findings from

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1
May

A Living Miracle

A Living Miracle Many of us in our 20s are filled with hope and optimism about the new jobs we have—or will work into, perhaps finding a partner and starting a family, maybe even buying a home. In short, it’s about designing a life “we” want to live, not one that’s been dictated to us. So, it’s not often we

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28
Apr

Off-Ramp to Retirement

Off-Ramp to Retirement Retirement on your mind? Whether you are on the brink of retiring or already there, you want to make sure you saved and protected your assets to ensure you’ll have income to exceed your retirement dreams. 65 years of hard work should not go to waste which is why it is crucial you make sure you are

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16
Apr

Join Our Twitter Chat About the Importance of Disability Insurance on May 1

Join Our Twitter Chat About the Importance of Disability Insurance on May 1 On May 1, join Life Happens as we moderate a Twitter Chat focused on how important disability insurance is and why it is so critical for anyone who works and relies on their paycheck (and who of us doesn’t). Despite this fact, only 20% of employed Americans

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10
Apr

Key Findings for the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study

Key Findings for the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study Each year Life Happens and LIMRA join forces to get the latest and greatest information about what consumers are thinking when it comes to their financial concerns as well as what insurance coverages they do or don’t have—and why! And that’s just the start. The 2018 Insurance Barometer Study also probes two

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9
Apr

Social Security & You

Social Security & You Are you on the verge of retirement? Then you are probably asking yourself when you should stop working and how long after that do you take Social Security benefits? While your first thought may be to take both as soon as you are able, the reality is a little more complicated. Here are the top Social

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3
Apr

799,182 Reasons to Buy Life Insurance

799,182 Reasons to Buy Life Insurance A generation ago, unexpected loss of a loved one could be seen as an isolated situation. But today, a quick search of GoFundMe delivers a difficult reality check. Simply type “funerals” into the search field, and behold—799,182 results (on this particular day). Almost 800,000 tales of the sudden loss of a loved one, compounded

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