Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

Is it there yet? Here’s how to check for your federal stimulus payment.

Now that the president signed the stimulus bill into law, millions of Americans are looking for their payment. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help ease your mind as you wait.

Insurance 101: When you’re young, you still need a safety net

One piece of adulthood that can feel daunting is insurance. What kind and how much does a 20-30-something need? Asking a professional to help you “shop” is great first step, and here’s a summary of the types of coverage to consider.

How to Enroll in eStatements – and Why It’s a Smart Decision

eStatements have been around for many years but have become increasingly popular lately. If you’re working away from the office, you can access them at home or while traveling—anywhere you have an Internet connection. Here's why you should join the paperless world and move your bank business to eStatements.

Debit or Credit? When to Use Each

While reducing reliance on credit cards may help control overspending, there are times when making a purchase with a credit card makes good financial sense. Here are some suggestions for when to use debit instead of credit and vice versa.

Check Your Stats: What Credit and Other Reports Say about You

Your credit report contains a lot of information about you, including what accounts you have and your bill paying history. But these reports aren’t the only documents out there that provide a glimpse into your financial past. Here’s what you need to know about the various reports that might contain your information—and who can look at them.

Helping New Grads Navigate their Finances

Launching your career post-college is exciting but also scary. You need all the support you can get even in boom times. With economic uncertainty, the challenges are even greater.Here are a few ways you can help yourself get a handle on financial matters in those early days.

What’s the difference between an HSA and an FSA?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) both help you reduce your taxable income by putting money away for healthcare expenses. However, there are some major differences between the two.

Keys to Early Financial Planning

You’re just starting out. You spent a long time in school preparing for this moment. This may be the first time you’ve had a good amount of money left over after paying your bills, and you hope it only goes up from here. Where do you start in building a smart financial plan? Here are the basics.

Understanding tax-advantaged healthcare accounts

Fall is open enrollment season for healthcare benefits at many companies. In addition to selecting the right healthcare coverage for yourself and your family, you may also be reviewing your options for healthcare saving and spending.

Beyond Stimulus: What Individuals Can Get from the CARES Act

You got your stimulus check, but what else can the CARES Act do for you? Our good friend Paul Anglin from Blankenship CPA Group joins us to talk about the new rules for retirement plan withdrawals and other parts of the pandemic stimulus bill that could affect your taxes.

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