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  • August 2017 Perspectives – Synchronized swimming
    From talking about the U.S. economy’s treading water in last quarter’s Perspectives, we’ve now moved to “synchronized swimming” in our current issue. Synchronized swimming, you ask? We think that’s a fitting metaphor for the global expansion we’re seeing from the... Read More The post August 2017 Perspectives – Synchronized swimming appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • You’re Invited! Five Cost-Saving Tips for Wedding Guests.
    We all know that weddings can be expensive. In fact, the average wedding cost more than $31,000 in 2016.1 But the happy couples aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch. A recent study showed that the average wedding guest in... Read More The post You’re Invited! Five Cost-Saving Tips for Wedding Guests. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Taxes and Investing: What You Need to Know
    While taxes may be unavoidable, understanding how they work can help you minimize them, or at least help you get the most bang for your buck. You’re probably already pretty familiar with sales tax and taxes on your salary, so... Read More The post Taxes and Investing: What You Need to Know appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Market Summary: July 2017
    Another strong month for stocks with international leading the way. 2017 has been a strong year so far for all major asset classes. Stocks have been performing especially well since the start of the year and this trend continued in... Read More The post Market Summary: July 2017 appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Save for College, Save on Estate Taxes
    As you think about planning your estate, you’ve probably got 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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  • Six Key Considerations for Claiming Social Security
    When it comes to claiming your Social Security benefits, there’s no “one size fits all” approach. But the strategy you use can have a major impact on how much money you could get. Before you make any decisions about when... Read More The post Six Key Considerations for Claiming Social Security appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Compound Interest + Time = Fuel For Your Savings
    Looking to plan for long-term financial security? Short of winning the lottery, inheriting a fortune from your Uncle Henry or hitting it out of the park on Shark Tank, the process is straightforward: spend less than you earn and save... Read More The post Compound Interest + Time = Fuel For Your Savings appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Insurance Policies You May Not Know About, but Should Consider
    Open enrollment season is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time to re-evaluate your current benefits elections. When most people think of insurance, the basics generally come to mind: medical, dental and maybe vision. But did you know... Read More The post Insurance Policies You May Not Know About, but Should Consider appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Love, Marriage and …Taxes?
    With wedding season in full swing, couples old and new alike have partnership on the mind. If you’re married (or about to be married), you probably already know that teaming up on financial planning is important. Joining your financial lives... Read More The post Love, Marriage and …Taxes? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Financial Considerations for Summer Vacations
    For many people, summer is the ideal season to take a vacation. Whether you want to take a dream trip around the world or simply visit your cousin in a nearby city for a few days, you can benefit from... Read More The post Financial Considerations for Summer Vacations appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Taxes Now or Taxes Later? How Different Retirement Accounts Can Work for You
    Retirement savings accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s offer certain tax advantages. The type of advantage depends on what kind of account you have, and revolves around when you choose to pay taxes. Uncle Sam will always collect his share... Read More The post Taxes Now or Taxes Later? How Different Retirement Accounts Can Work for You appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • To Rent or To Own? That Is the Question.
    If you’re like most people, buying your home may be the biggest purchase of your life. With that much money on the line, it’s no wonder the process can be stressful, frustrating and confusing. Before you begin, ask yourself, “Should... Read More The post To Rent or To Own? That Is the Question. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Financial Engines Market Update, Q2 2017: Global Improvement
    Building on the strong performance of the first quarter, global equity markets continued to show optimism about the future. Higher corporate earnings, improved growth rates and low inflation boosted investor confidence, and the S&P 500 index gained +3.1% in the... Read More The post Financial Engines Market Update, Q2 2017: Global Improvement appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Financial Basics for Millennials
    If you’re a millennial, you face financial challenges unique to your generation. For example, a competitive job market and heavy student loan debt (among other things) can make it hard to be financially stable. But there are plenty of reasons... Read More The post Financial Basics for Millennials appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • What You Need to Know About Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts
    Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns. So when making your investment decisions, you’ll want to look for ways to help maximize tax benefits in addition to the usual considerations of potential investment risks and... Read More The post What You Need to Know About Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Medigap: What You Need to Know
    Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap – understanding healthcare options in retirement can be as confusing as reading a medical chart if you haven’t had the right schooling. Here’s a primer on Medigap to help get you started. What is Medigap? Millions of... Read More The post Medigap: What You Need to Know appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Market Summary: June 2017
    A Mostly Calm June Takes Us to the Halfway Point We’re now halfway through 2017, and it’s been a good six months for stocks at home and abroad. Year to date, international stocks have led the way with developed-market stocks... Read More The post Market Summary: June 2017 appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Should I Borrow From my 401(k)?
    Borrowing from your 401(k) plan was once considered an advantage of participating in an employer-sponsored plan. While it may still show up on the list of plan benefits employers and 401(k) plan service providers are so fond of, is it... Read More The post Should I Borrow From my 401(k)? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Managing Taxes in Retirement
    People have to make a lot of assumptions when planning for retirement, especially when it comes to estimating taxes. But a simplistic assumption that you’ll be in a lower tax bracket when you retire can lead to problems. What you... Read More The post Managing Taxes in Retirement appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Beyond Basic Wages: What New Grads Need to Know about Benefits
    Graduation season just ended, so there’s a brand new wave of people entering the workforce. If you’re in this group, what you’ll earn each pay period is probably top of mind as you look for a job. There are financial... Read More The post Beyond Basic Wages: What New Grads Need to Know about Benefits appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Filling the College Tuition Gap
    Remember when getting accepted into college was the biggest hurdle to getting a degree? These days, things are different. For more and more Americans, the cost of college is the biggest hurdle. Skyrocketing tuition and fees. Over the past two... Read More The post Filling the College Tuition Gap appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Will Social Security Be There When I Retire?
    Bankrupt. Insolvent. In trouble. Fair or not, these are just a few words some people use to describe Social Security. Making dramatic statements about the uncertainty of Social Security’s future, whether or not they’re accurate, always gets attention. This is... Read More The post Will Social Security Be There When I Retire? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Six Ways to Shop and Save on the Fourth of July
    When most of us think about the Fourth of July, images of swimming, family barbecues and fireworks come to mind. Of course. But what about shopping? That’s right. Shopping on the Fourth has become as American as baseball, so you... Read More The post Six Ways to Shop and Save on the Fourth of July appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?
    Our recent survey1 found that 38% of Americans don’t know if their financial advisor is a fiduciary. If you’re among that 38%, it’s time to check in with the person managing your money. Only advisors acting as a fiduciary are... Read More The post Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Is Your Asset Allocation Strategy Really Working?
    Many investors understand that diversification is important. For example, you wouldn’t want to have all small-cap stocks or only bonds in your 401(k) account. But an important part of diversification that a lot of people miss is their overall household... Read More The post Is Your Asset Allocation Strategy Really Working? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • How Much Income Will You Need to Fund Your Retirement?
    A big part of retirement planning is knowing how much replacement income you’ll need when your working days are over. If you don’t have a firm grasp on your monthly expenses, it’s tough to know how much money to save.... Read More The post How Much Income Will You Need to Fund Your Retirement? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Revisiting Your Annual Budget
    When it comes to sticking with that budget you created in January, are you like Bon Jovi and living on a prayer? Like their popular song says, we’re halfway there — through the year, that is — and things happen... Read More The post Revisiting Your Annual Budget appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.
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  • Is There a Right Way to Make an Estate Plan?
    The simple answer to this question is yes. Don’t do it yourself! Think about TV shows that are prefaced by the phrase, “Don’t try this at home!” Generally, that label should be on every bit of estate planning advice consumers... Read More The post Is There a Right Way to Make an Estate Plan? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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