October 31, 2017

This Week In Your Wallet: Why Everyone’s Talking About Your 401(k)

In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a spooky statistic: Nearly half of families have no retirement account savings at all, according to a 2016 report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). That’s why the talk of slashing the amount of pretax money Americans can sock into their 401(k) retirement plans each year from the current $18,000 ($24,000 if […]

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October 27, 2017

This Week In your Wallet: The Lowdown On Healthcare

If it’s October, then it’s Open Enrollment — or at least time to talk about it. The limited time period in which you can make healthcare changes if you’re on Medicare kicked off October 15. It starts November 1 for the ACA, and it’s on a similar schedule for most employers — which is why […]

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October 10, 2017

This Week In Your Wallet: Say Goodbye To Bank Fees

Earlier this week, University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel prize. If you’ve been reading this newsletter for a while, then you’re familiar with his work. Thaler is largely regarded as the father of behavioral economics, which is the study of why human beings often make irrational decisions about money. Dive into his work, […]

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October 3, 2017

This Week In Your Wallet: Helping Others And Helping Yourself

Before we launch into the financial news of the week, let’s take a moment to talk about Sunday night. Our hearts are aching for the victims, their families and friends and the entire Las Vegas community. It’s well past time for this senseless violence to stop. If you want to lend a hand to victims and […]

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