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    Five Reasons to Consider Life Insurance

    Life insurance is more than just a way to pay the bills if something happens to you. Consider these five reasons to get life insurance.

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    Does a Money Market Make Sense for You?

    What is a money market account, and does one have a place in your financial plan? Find out if money markets can make sense, and cents, for you.

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    Four Easy Ways to Save Money

    Have you mastered the skill of saving money? Consider these four tips for building up your savings.

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    How to Invest for the Very First Time

    The world of investing can be overwhelming to those who are new to it. Consider these tips for getting started.

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    Why Investing is Important at Every Age

    You’re never too young or old to start investing. The truth is investing is important at every age. Consider these three reasons you might learn to invest, regardless of your birthdate.

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    Paying for Unplanned Medical Expenses

    Unexpected medical events can result in costly out-of-pocket expenses. If unforeseen medical costs are in your realm of possibility, consider these six simple steps to position yourself for the future better.

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    Help Reduce Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Healthcare costs can be substantial in retirement, even with Medicare coverage. But there are steps you can take before and during your retirement years to help you reduce healthcare expenses. Read these 5 tips.

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    Three Ways New Parents Can Save Money

    When you have a baby, it’s easy for expenses to add up. But not all of the typical baby expenses are necessary. If you’re looking for ways to tighten your budget, consider these three expenses that many new parents might categorize as nonessential.

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    Get Savings Savvy

    One of the great benefits of being a UFCU Member is having access to a wide range of savings options. But how do you know which strategy is best for you? Here’s a primer on UFCU savings options to help you make the most of your investments.

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    Should You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

    It can be a difficult topic to discuss, but it’s something that many of us will have to grapple with at some point, if not for ourselves, for a loved one. The longer you live, the greater your chances of needing some form of long-term care.

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    How to Explain the Value of Money to Kids

    When you’re ready to talk to your kids about large sums of money, remember three key points as you consider their responses — perspective, priorities, and practice.

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    How to Explain Budgeting to Kids

    Once your child masters the basic concepts of money and how to save it, they might be ready to approach the notion of a savings plan. Here are three simple steps to their first budget.

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    How to Explain Saving to Kids

    Saving money is easier said than done. It’s a learned behavior, and something that many adults struggle with, regardless of their financial situation. Start talking to your kids as early as possible. And for those of us who are no longer kids, it’s never too late to start saving.

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    How to Explain Money to Kids

    Money is a pretty complex concept, if you think about it. We recommend talking to children about money at a young age, to set them on a journey to financial well-being sooner rather than later.

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    Relationships Can Last a Lifetime

    Your financial advisor might not be the first person who comes to mind when you think about long-lasting relationships. But, why not? Here are three keys to establishing a lifelong relationship with your financial advisor.

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    Four Reasons to Focus on Saving over Spending

    If you’re not sure, consider these four reasons why choosing to save money instead of spend it can really pay off in the end.

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    The Benefits of Opening a 529 Plan for Your Child

    A 529 plan is a great way to save for your child’s education because they’re tax-free, low maintenance, and available to everyone.

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    Three Tips for Smart Investing

    Have you established your career, bought a home, or started a family? If you have, you might be concerned about your financial future. If this sounds like you, it might be time to find the right financial advisor.

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    How to Invest* for Your New Baby

    There’s one item on your to-do list after a baby is born that should be automatic: opening a savings account for their future. Here are three ways you might get started.

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    Who's the Right Financial Planner for You?
    An Interview with CFS1 Senior Financial Advisor, Mark Spirk

    Who's the right financial planner for you? A senior financial advisor shares his thoughts on how to do just that.

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