Retirement
  • Infographic: How Does Saving 10% in Your 401(k) Affect Your Paycheck?

    Kacy Reece

    The use of an employer-sponsored retirement savings account (i.e. 401(k) or 403(b)) is a powerful tool in ensuring you’re saving enough and in the best way for your retirement. Depending on the plan offered by your employer, you could save in a traditional 401(k), Roth 401(k), or respective 403(b) accounts. In the infographic below, we’d like you to meet Betty. She’s thinking about how and where she should save in her organization's 401(k) retirement plan. You can see the impact her retirement savings decision- either pre-tax or Roth, has on her immediate paycheck as well as her retirement goals.

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  • Social Security 101: 5 Important Questions to Ask

    Kacy Reece

    Do you have questions about how Social Security works?

     MoneyNav is conveniently breaking down our in-depth webinar presentations and giving you the advice you need to help with your financial future. 

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Budgeting
  • How Can I Save ‘Big Money’ While Moving?

    How Can I Save ‘Big Money’ While Moving?

    When planning to move, it’s easy to let stress take over - sometimes so much that you miss ways you could be saving. There are a lot of factors that go into moving, such as are you changing states, what time of year will you be relocating, and how much stuff are you taking? The American Moving and Storage Association says that the average cost of an interstate household move is about $4,300 and the average cost of an intrastate move is about $2,300. With moving expenses on the rise each year, we’ve highlighted a few ways you can keep your money in your pocket and have your stress-reduced before, after, and during your move.

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  • How Much Does It Cost to Care for a Puppy?

    How Much Does It Cost to Care for a Puppy?

    Adding a furry friend to the family is a big commitment, and before making any decisions you need to make absolutely sure you’re ready for it. Depending on where you buy or adopt a puppy it can cost you on average for the first-year $1,270.

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Investing
  • VIDEO: How Can Compound Interest Work for You?

    How Compound interest works for youCompound interest is an essential concept to understand when balancing the forces of investing and borrowing. It gives you the ability to make stronger money moves. Albert Einstein said compounding interest is the eighth wonder of the world and one of man’s greatest invention. 

  • Why are Collective Investment Trusts in Your Portfolio?

    Reviewing collective investment trustsEvery month, millions of working Americans save a portion of their paycheck into some form of retirement savings account such as a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA. While there are a lot of investment vehicles, do you know the type that your 401(k) account is being held in? If you’re saving in your employer-sponsored account, your Plan’s Fiduciaries are responsible for providing and monitoring a diverse investment menu. However, you hold the power to determine how much you want to contribute and where based on the available funds within your plan. One type of retirement investment vehicle that has been quickly growing in popularity are Collective Investment Trusts (CITs). So, what sets them apart from mutual fund investment vehicles?

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