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RMDs For 2021: Here's What's Changing

The CARES and SECURES Acts offered financial relief during COVID-19. And though some of the benefits of these acts are no longer in effect, some of the rules within them were enacted as permanent changes in 2021. In this article, we will look at how these changes affect RMDs in 2021. Keep in mind that RMDs can be incredibly costly if processed incorrectly. Therefore, the information in this article should not serve as a substitute for personal financial advice. Always contact your financial advisor before making any changes to your personal finances.

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Happy Independence Day! 5 Ways to Find Your Financial Independence This Year

The Fourth of July is an exciting holiday that marks the independence of our nation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. As you celebrate with hot dogs, fireworks and pool parties this year, consider this: 2021 could be your year to start finding financial freedom of your own. Achieving financial independence is a goal that almost everyone has. It brings you the personal freedom to do what you want. For most Americans, however, debt is a significant roadblock. In fact, the average adult has around $90,460 in debt.1 This includes all types of consumer debt such as credit cards, personal loans, student loans, mortgages and auto loans. The good news is, there are strategies to pay down debt and work toward financial independence. How can you do this? Here are five actionable ways to start working towards more financial freedom this year.

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The World Is Embracing Virtual Spending: Which Payment App Is Right For You?

While paying online has become easier and more accessible over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic took virtual spending to an entirely new level. As more and more people are embracing this type of spending, the payment options are growing. With that in mind, which virtual payment option may be right for you? Here are seven of the top apps (arranged in no particular order) available to most consumers right now.

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5 Techniques to Overcome Financial Stress

Money is the second leading cause of stress amongst adults.1 If you find yourself worried about your financial wellbeing, you're not alone - and there are things you can do to make it better. Financial stress can stop even the most productive people in their tracks, causing sleepless nights, avoidance of debt and denial. While it's best to talk to your financial professional about what's on your mind, here are a few tips to start managing your stress on your own.

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May 15 Is International Day of Families: 4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

Named the International Day of Families by the United Nations, May 15 is a day dedicated to communities around the globe and the families that make them special. In celebration of this year’s International Day of Families, we’re sharing our top four ways to teach your kids about something that’ll stick with them for the rest of their lives - money. If you haven’t started laying the foundation for healthy money habits with your children yet, now’s the perfect time to start. Here are a few fun, stress-free ways to get every family member involved with finances.

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