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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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Important federal tax deadlines to know

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management

Now that the end of the year is fast approaching, you may be wondering what you need to get for your 2020 taxes. Here is a filing breakdown in chronological order to help you get your calendar updated.

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Tips for revamping your budget before the New Year

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Life Insurance Saving Tips

As we look forward to the New Year, now is the time to work toward a fresh start. Here are six tips to help you strengthen your finances, budgeting, and more.

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Holiday gifts that help your kids learn about money

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Home & Family

Gifts that show children how to handle finances can be a great way to get them interested. Here are some ideas for presents that can help educate your kids about how money works.

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How to celebrate the holidays virtually

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Health & Wellness Home & Family

To celebrate the holidays during the ongoing pandemic, you can plan a virtual holiday party. Here are some suggestions on how you can make some fun memories while social distancing.

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What to know about permanent life insurance

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Life Insurance

There are many types of permanent life insurance, each with unique features that can be challenging to understand. In addition, there are several important questions you need to ask your agent to help you choose the best option. We’re sharing our insights about permanent life insurance to help you make the best decision for you and your loved ones.

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4 ways the pandemic has changed financial planning

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Annuities Planning for Retirement

To learn more about the changing landscape, Midland National recently surveyed hundreds of individuals about how COVID-19 has impacted their finances. Nearly half of the respondents agreed that the pandemic has influenced the way they manage money and how they save for retirement.

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Maintaining your health and wellness as a caregiver

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Health & Wellness Home & Family

Those who spend a lot of time caring for others often forget to take care of themselves. But self-care is one of the most important things a caregiver can do. Staying healthy both physically and mentally means you will be better equipped to take care of someone else.

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How to prepare your finances at the end of 2020

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management

The end of 2020 will be here soon, so it’s time to review your finances. From making sure you hit financial deadlines, to reviewing your portfolio, to reassessing your life insurance coverage, there are many items to include on your year-end checklist. Here’s what you should do before 2021 arrives.

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Financial planning steps for single parents

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Life Insurance

As a single parent, it’s easy to feel financially overwhelmed when you’re on your own. But with some planning and effort, you can handle the responsibility while raising your child. Here are seven financial tips to help you manage your money and build financial security.

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