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Quick Steps to Choosing the Right Dental Insurance

Finding the right dental insurance doesn't have to feel like a pain in the... mouth. Take a look at a few steps when you're looking for a plan.  
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Health Insurance Tips for Gig Workers

It goes without saying that you need health insurance, even when you participate as a gig worker and take on contract work instead of working for an employer.
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Life Steps: Small Steps for Overall Financial Health

An extra guide that came in the mail yesterday was called "Corona Crash" and it was a quick guide to budgeting, debt load, emergency funds, unexpected death, retirement planning and getting organized.
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What is a Secured Credit Card and Do You Need One?

So, what's the difference between a secured and unsecured card, and should you get a secured card? We'll take a look at the differences between both and go over secured cards in detail.
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2021: Make it Your (Mid) Year of Financial Freedom 

What does financial freedom mean to you? Does it mean that instead of getting bogged down by a paycheck-to-paycheck existence, you'd pay your bills early? What if you had substantial equity in your home?
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3 Simple Steps to Start Investing: It's Really Not as Scary as You Think

Scared to invest? You’re not the only one. In fact, you might seem like a downright anomaly if the “Someday Scaries” don’t give you a small case of the heebie-jeebies. 
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Get the Best Retirement Account(s) for Your Situation

You need a retirement account. But which type? If you're a gig worker, you might need a different account than someone who works for an employer. Check out your options.
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College Grads: 5 Steps You Need to Take Right NOW

Knowing how to invest your money! Opt for a Roth 401(k) and invest 10% of your money. Don't whine about how much it'll chew up your paycheck. Just do it. Your 65-year-old self will thank you.
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Simplified Employee Pension Plan - How to Open a SEP IRA

Self-employed individuals may have questions about which retirement plan works best for them and their employees. Why not consider a SEP IRA?
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4 Things You Need to Think About Before You Retire Early

Defining "early retirement" might seem ultra subjective, but you can use Medicare as a baseline. The government also considers early retirement as any age earlier than 65, when Medicare benefits kick in. 
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How to Zap $1,000 of Debt Quickly

Curious about saying "Buh-bye" to $1,000 of any type of consumer debt? Let's explore how to get it done.