Our financial adviser taught us a 3-step strategy for managing our money that’s keeping us afloat during COVID-19

Ashley Abramson •
Business Insider
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Before my husband and I started working with our financial adviser at the beginning of 2020, we didn’t have much of a plan for our money. We made sure our bills were paid each month and our credit wasn’t terrible, but beyond that, there was no strategy.  So while we technically had what we needed

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Americans spend most of their money on only 3 things

Business Insider •
Business Insider

Some people believe the surefire way to squirrel away enough money for a solid retirement is to cut out small but frequent expenses. Starbucks, quite commonly, is the whipping boy in this line of reasoning: Eliminate that sinful $5 daily coffee and you’re on your way to financial freedom.  These daily expenses can add up, but if

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Dependent-care flexible spending accounts aren’t just for kids’ expenses

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Can I use money from my employer’s dependent-care flexible spending account to pay for adult day care for my elderly mother, or is the account just for child care? The dependent-care FSA isn’t just for children. You can also use the money tax-free to cover care for other dependents while you work. To qualify, the

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