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What Happens if I Withdraw My 401(k) Early?

A 401(k) is a company-sponsored retirement plan that gives employees a tax break on the portion of their salary they contribute to the plan. Contributions are automatically withdrawn and invested in funds of the employee’s choosing, and employers have the option to match contributions. 401(k) plans are designed for retirement savings. Early withdrawal of funds carries heavy penalties under normal circumstances.  How Soon Can You...

Keeping Health Coverage While Between Jobs

Health insurance is not just nice to have – it is essential to your family’s well-being. If you are between jobs, you have several options for keeping health coverage until you start a new position. COBRA “COBRA” stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. This law gives workers who lose or leave their jobs the right to continue group health benefits for a limited...

Do I Need Life Insurance If I Live Alone?

Life insurance is designed to benefit the ones you leave behind when you pass away. So why would you need this type of policy if you live alone and have no dependents? Surprising as it may seem, there are a number of reasons why you might need life insurance, even if you are single and have no children. You May Want Children Someday The younger...

Can I Invest The Money In My HSA/FSA?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are both offered by employers and designed to ease the financial burden of healthcare. But there are major differences between these two types of plans. One notable difference is that HSA funds can be invested, while FSA funds cannot. How Is an HSA Different From an FSA? With both an HSA and an FSA you can...

Staying Mentally Healthy During The Winter Months

It’s easy to get the blues during the winter, particularly when the holidays are over. The skies are gray, the weather is cold, and it is more challenging to go outdoors and socialize with others. Some people solve this problem by wintering in warmer climates. If you don’t have that luxury, the following tips can help you make it through the winter months in a...