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From money management basics to complex retirement planning, we've got resources to help you navigate life's challenges.

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Do you own your financial future?

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Life Insurance Home & Family Planning for Retirement

In times of uncertainty and economic changes, life insurance can be a valuable component to a financial strategy. Unfortunate events can alter your financial future, but there’s a way to help protect your plans.

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Life Insurance

When you purchased your life insurance policy it was best suited for your needs at the time. But as your life situations change, so do your life insurance needs.

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Ways to save money this summer

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Saving Tips Home & Family

Summer is coming up quickly and with an end in sight for the pandemic, you may be itching to get out into the world. But remember to do so safely and economically! There are many ways to enjoy the season on a budget and save.

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Life insurance at any age

Mon, 17 May 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Life Insurance

Life insurance coverage is available across different age ranges, so it’s important to find a policy that suits your needs. Here are some things to consider at various stages in your life.

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Financial moves to make before you graduate college

Mon, 03 May 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Managing your money is an important part of being on your own and the sooner you start preparing for your financial independence, the better off you’ll be. Here are four moves to make before you get that diploma.

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How to raise financially smart children

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family Saving Tips

Whether it's playing an instrument or figuring out how video games work, a child’s brain can make active connections quickly. The same is true for understanding financial literacy.

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Life insurance as part of retirement planning

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Life Insurance Planning for Retirement

By having the right life insurance coverage when you retire, you can make it easier for your family to handle finances when you die.

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Six ways to improve your financial literacy

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Planning for Retirement

The more knowledge you have about your finances and how to navigate them, the more you’ll be able to make sound decisions to effectively save and invest money for yourself and your family. Here are some financial literacy tips to help increase your financial literacy and make your money work for you.

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Ways to financially prep for spring

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Home & Family Saving Tips Travel & Leisure

Now that the weather is about to turn, you can make plans to head outdoors and enjoy the warm season. But with the change in season comes new expenses and financial considerations. To ensure your budget is prepared, here are a few tips to help plan for spring.

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How to retire confidently

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Planning for Retirement

When it comes to retirement finances, many Americans don’t feel confident about their plans. 41% of participants in the recent Midland National survey gave themselves a ‘C’ or lower on retirement planning. Fortunately, you can boost your confidence by taking a few simple steps to ensure you are on the right path to financial security in your golden years.

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Can you buy life insurance while pregnant?

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Home & Family Life Insurance

There’s a lot of important steps you’ll most likely need to take before you have your baby. With some of these steps, you’ll be able to help you achieve some of your financial goals.

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Tips for rebuilding your emergency fund

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Even if you anticipated the possibility of a crisis by building an emergency fund, the money you saved to stay afloat in these uncertain times could now be gone. So what do you do when your emergency fund is gone? Here are some tips.

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Reasons to purchase life insurance for family members

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Home & Family Life Insurance

Coverage isn’t limited to individuals. It can also be extended to your children and other family members to help make everyone’s lives a little easier when someone passes away.coverage isn’t limited to individuals. It can also be extended to your children and other family members to help make everyone’s lives a little easier when someone passes away.

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How long should your life insurance last?

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Home & Family Life Insurance

Your goal should be to make sure the policy continues as long as you have people who depend on you financially, and until your last major financial obligation is paid. But how do you determine that? Here is some advice.

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Tips for buying life insurance for your spouse

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Home & Family Life Insurance

Setting up a sound financial plan for your family means making preparations for the future. An important part of doing that is acquiring life insurance for yourself and your significant other.

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How to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home affordably

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Home & Family Saving Tips

With the pandemic still affecting our way of life, you’ll likely be spending your Valentine’s Day at home. While maybe not ideal, this change in plans may mean that you’ll be able to celebrate without breaking the bank.

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Money moves you should make after you retire

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Planning for Retirement

The way you handle your finances in retirement is just as important as it was before you left the workforce. You need to ensure you don't outlive your money, so you can enjoy your golden years in comfort. Here are some suggestions on how to be money smart in retirement.

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Tips for financial stability in uncertain times

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Saving Tips

To help you navigate your money, here are seven steps you can take to keep your feet on solid financial ground in unpredictable times.

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How to cope with pandemic fatigue

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Health & Wellness

To cope with the pandemic-induced stressors of loss, social-distancing, shutdowns, and grief here are some steps you can take to safeguard your well-being.

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6 ways to make your financial resolutions stick

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management

Following through with those resolutions is a lot harder than making them. Oftentimes, our resolutions don’t even make it past the first couple of months! If you're looking to break the cycle, here are six ways to help you stay focused on your 2021 goals.

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