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5 Classic Rags-to-Riches Films

These rags-to-riches films show the stories of some characters who found success after tough starts. Some relate to finances and some are just a feel-good story. What’s your favorite rags-to-riches tale?

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2021 Medicare Open Enrollment: Should You Change Your Medicare Coverage During Open Enrollment?

Many people currently rely on Medicare plans for their health care coverage. They may have enrolled in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, and they likely have prescription drug coverage as well. For current beneficiaries of all of these plans (Medicare A, B, C, and D), October 15 marks the beginning of the Open Enrollment Period, during which changes in coverage may be made. This flowchart helps guide you through a series of considerations when evaluating and comparing your Medicare options.

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Book Recommendation: The Millionaire Next Door

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.

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Checklist: Roth vs Traditional 401k

Roth 401(k)s have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional 401(k)s, allowing participants to make after-tax salary deferrals to their employer plans. Many clients may have the opportunity to contribute to a designated Roth account in their 401(k), but are uncertain about the best savings strategy for their personal circumstances. This flowchart helps guide you through a series of considerations that will inform your decision whether to contribute to a Roth 401(k).

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Back to School: 5 College Planning Tips to Set You (and your kids) Up for Success!

Time with your kids goes by in the blink of an eye. So, whether you are preparing to send your child to kindergarten or are dealing with teenagers, it’s never too early (or too late) to start planning for their higher education. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a list of some key concepts that you, as parents should consider when it comes to college planning.

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Checklist: Review Your Paystubs

Reviewing your paystub can help you understand the automated tax withholdings, savings, and payments that you make each pay period, and any employer benefits that augment your compensation package.

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