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Beyond Salary: Employee Benefits for Work-Life Quality

Compensation from your job should include more than your salary and the traditional benefits such as health insurance and retirement savings. Today, companies have added “fun” perks beyond the basic practical benefits—such as office brunch on Wednesdays or bring your dog Fridays. However, there are benefits out there that go beyond your everyday at work …

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Tackle Your Student Loans: Alternatives to Refinancing—Income Repayment Plans and Loan Forgiveness

Although refinancing student loans is an attractive option due to the lower interest rates, the fact that refinancing is done through private lenders rather than the federal government makes the new loan ineligible for certain helpful federal programs. Additionally, not everyone is approved for refinancing. There are two popular options for paying off your student …

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Tackle Your Student Loans: Refinancing vs. Consolidating

Student Loans are a growing burden on monthly expenses of young adults, making it hard for recent graduates to get ahead. The stress of this particular expense is intensified by the serious consequences of defaulting on federal student debt, including negative effects on your credit and possible exclusion of future federal benefits. Fortunately, there are …

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Cyber Security: Do you know how to protect your financial information?

The internet has come to permeate essentially every part of our lives. And as much good as it can do for us, there are also added risks. Cyber attacks and hacking events get more and more common each year, but there’s steps you can take to avoid scams and malware that are looking to steal …

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Basics of Investing: Don’t let the weird jargon confuse you

What investment advisers do Investment advisors buy, sell, and monitor financial assets on behalf of their clients. This means that they invest their client’s money with the goal of creating a profit for their client and working in line with that client’s financial goals. Investment advisors commonly make money by charging a fee that is …

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