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Could Having an HSA Save You Six Figures on Lifetime Taxes?

It's almost open enrollment season, and when it comes to making new financial calls, you might want to consider taking part in — or upping — your health savings account (HSA) contributions. Doing so…

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What Is A Retirement Decumulation Strategy & Why You Need to Develop One

It doesn't take a financial whiz to understand the importance of saving for retirement. A retirement fund such as a 401(k) essentially serves as a personal bank that you tap into to cover bills and…

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Gen Z Still Uses Cash Stuffing To Manage Finances, According to New Study

As financial strategies go, "cash stuffing" is not exactly cutting edge. People have been doing it ever since currency became the preferred way of paying for things. See: 8 Best Remote Jobs That…

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