Getting Ahead

Everyday life calls, but thinking about the future now will pay off later. From planning your finances to staying insured against the worst, use our advice to stay on the path to your goals.

3 Unexpected Ways to Start Saving for Long-Term Care in Retirement

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The majority of retirees need long-term care at some point, but affording it can be a challenge. Here are three tips for saving to prepare for the future.

What Can I Use My FSA For?

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If you’ve ever asked, “What can I use my FSA for?” then this article is for you. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of your flexible spending account.

From Pensions to Medicare Social Security, Here’s How to Avoid an Early Retirement Penalty

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Don’t risk losing out on your dream retirement to an early retirement penalty. Here’s how to avoid the potential pitfalls that come with retiring early.

A Guide to Medical Emergencies: 3 Ways to Plan Ahead

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Planning ahead can help minimize the stress of medical emergency cases and — if you’re smart about it — save money, too. Here’s how.

Why (and How) to Calculate Your Cost of Living

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Calculating cost of living expenses is key to building a spending plan that can help you break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle and start getting ahead.

5 Health Screenings That Should Be on Every 30-Something’s Mind

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Health screenings aren’t just for the elderly. These five screenings and tests can give you a picture of what’s around the bend for your health.

How Much Should You Have in Your Emergency Fund?

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Do you have enough savings to cover an unexpected emergency? Here’s how to protect yourself from unexpected expenses with emergency fund savings.

How to Get a Handle on What Your Health Insurance Actually Covers

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So, you’ve nabbed what you think is pretty good health insurance coverage. Here’s how to make sure your shiny new plan will cover everything you need.

6 Health Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2019

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Improving your health is a long game. Here’s how to make small changes, one day at a time, to achieve your health resolutions in 2019.

I’m a Student. What Are My Health Insurance Options?

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Health insurance for students isn’t impossible to find — but it’s easier if someone tells you where to look. Here’s how to find insurance as a student.