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  • There are only a couple of weeks left in this holiday season and for all of the consuming and buying that’s going on, there’s also the important tradition of giving. December is the time of year that charitable giving reaches... Read More The post Avoiding charity scams. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • If you’re one of the lucky ones who receives a year-end bonus, you’re likely thinking about how to spend it. Vacation? Shopping spree? It’s hard to fight the urge to splurge if you don’t have a plan for the money... Read More The post Putting your year-end bonus to work for you. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • This time of year, our lives can become full of to-do lists — gifts to buy for loved ones, grocery runs to stock up for the next celebration, and let’s not forget the biggest to-do list of all: your New Year’s... Read More The post Three financial items to put on your end-of-year to-do list. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • “Saving” and “investing” are terms that, while related, refer to different actions. Don’t confuse the two, for each can lead to a very different outcome from the other. If you save money when you should be investing it, or vice... Read More The post Don’t confuse saving and investing. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • As you think about planning your estate, you probably have your loved ones top of mind. If college is part of their plan, a 529 College Savings Plan may be able to help in some unexpected ways. When you contribute... Read More The post Save for college, save on estate taxes. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Expectations of corporate-tax cuts propel U.S. stocks. U.S. stocks performed strongly in November. Small- and mid-cap stocks surged in the second half of the month, reversing losses early in November. They closed up +3.52% and +3.68% respectively (S&P 600 and... Read More The post Market Summary: November 2017 appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Are you a candidate for converting your traditional IRA(s) or other qualified assets to a Roth IRA? If you’re like most investors, your answer isn’t a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Roth IRAs offer the possibility of tax-free retirement income if... Read More The post Roth IRA conversion decision not the same for everyone. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • The American dream is still alive and well, with goals like owning a home and paying for children’s college education at the top of many financial wish lists. However, with college costs and home prices continuing to soar, the amount... Read More The post Interest rate basics. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • If you’re like many Americans, you make regular contributions to your retirement plan at work. Whether you’re enrolled in a 401(k), 403(b), 457, or Thrift Savings Plan, you’re probably also responsible for  managing how your contributions are invested. And you’re the... Read More The post Pay attention to your 401(k) plan’s fees. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Have you recently bought a new home or moved into that cool new apartment building? Congratulations! Before you start planning your housewarming party, however, you’ll need to tie up an important loose end: insurance. Homeowners insurance and renters insurance are... Read More The post Renters and homeowners insurance — are you covered? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Read our November 2017 Perspectives below, or click here to download >> The post November 2017 Perspectives – Won’t back down appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Life happens. And when it does, it often costs money. Whether it’s a broken appliance, car repairs, or even a lost cell phone, having an emergency fund to cover the cost can help keep you from racking up credit card... Read More The post How to start and grow an emergency fund. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Debt can be one of the biggest roadblocks to setting and achieving long-term financial goals. With debt weighing you down, everything from growing your emergency savings to saving for retirement can feel out of reach. So how do you chip... Read More The post Chipping away at debt. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • So you’ve decided to buy your first home! Before you start scrolling through real estate listings and filling out paperwork to get prequalified, you’ve got something more important to think about, though: getting a down payment in place. While many... Read More The post Is homeownership on the horizon? Here’s how to grow your down payment. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • A recent poll showed that only 41% of Americans have a budget.1 Are you in this group? Maybe you’ve tried to manage a budget and had a tough time with it. Or perhaps it seems overwhelming. Budgeting can be easier than... Read More The post Build your best budget. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Stock markets around the world continue their upward march. October was another strong month for stocks. Both domestic and international stocks posted impressive gains. At home, large- and mid-cap stocks had very similar returns of +2.33% and +2.26% respectively (S&P... Read More The post Market Summary: October 2017 appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • “5 Simple Steps to Building a Budget” The power to put your goals within reach. We know — retirement saving and planning can be complicated. That’s why Financial Engines offers two ways to get advice on how much to save... Read More The post 5 simple steps to building a budget. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • 44 million Americans are enrolled in the Medicare program — and this number is expected to rise to 79 million by 2030.1 Despite its widespread use, however, Medicare is misunderstood by many. Here, we share the basics that anyone who’s... Read More The post Medicare basics. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Which should be a greater priority: paying down the mortgage on your house or investing for retirement or other long-term financial goals? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Which way would you lean? It may be as simple as knowing if you... Read More The post Should I invest or pay down my mortgage early? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • A college or graduate degree can be valuable and empowering. It can also come at a significant cost, mostly in the form of student loans. If you or someone you know is faced with the challenge of repaying student loans,... Read More The post What you need to know about managing and repaying your student loans. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Taxes are generally unavoidable. But when it comes to your retirement savings, you have a choice as to when you want to pay them. Now, or later? When you make pre-tax contributions to a traditional 401(k) plan, you’re choosing the... Read More The post Should you convert your traditional 401(k) to a Roth 401(k)? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • It’s hard to imagine becoming disabled, and harder still to think about it lasting more than a few weeks. But serious disabilities can last years, or even a lifetime. That’s why you should know if your disability insurance policy offers... Read More The post The ins and outs of disability insurance. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • A trip to the hospital can fill your mailbox with stacks of bills from the doctor, pharmacy, labs, emergency room, and more. Handling this paperwork can add stress to an already trying situation. Here are some things you can do... Read More The post Coping with medical bills. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Healthcare costs are going up. Between 2005 to 2014, annual out-of-pocket healthcare spending rose from an average of $2,664 to $4,290. And health insurance premiums were the biggest reason for those costs rising.1 So it makes sense to look for... Read More The post Is a Health Savings Account (HSA) right for me? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • College can be an exciting (and emotional!) time for the whole family. There are courses to select, dorm decorations to buy and meal plans to choose from. It also marks a big step toward greater independence. So how do you... Read More The post Keeping your undergrad healthy: What to know about health insurance options for college students. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Late last week, Financial Engines submitted a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the standards of conduct that investment advisors and broker-dealers must follow when they provide investment advice to retail investors. This issue has potential... Read More The post Financial Engines submits comment letter to the SEC on the standards of conduct for investment ...

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