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Beginner’s Guide To Choosing A Beneficiary

If you have a life insurance policy, your beneficiary is the person who will receive the benefits in the event of your death. For obvious reasons, choosing a beneficiary is an important step in the process of obtaining life insurance. If you are new to the process, the following tips can help. Consider the Purpose of the Policy You are buying life insurance for a...

How Does My 401(k) Get Invested?

A 401(k) is a tax-deferred, employer-sponsored retirement savings plan that allows you to save and invest a portion of your paycheck. Your employer may contribute matching funds to your 401(k) account. The company may offer a choice of investment options, but you control how your 401(k) money is invested. What Are the Common 401(k) Investment Options? Employees can typically choose from a spread of mutual...

Foods With More Calories Than You Think

Just because a food is healthy doesn’t make it low in calories. If you are watching your weight, it doesn’t pay to disregard the calorie content of anything you consume, including meal additions, drinks, and foods with high nutritional value. Hidden sources of calories can add significant amounts to your daily intake. The following are foods that contain more calories than you think. Nuts Pistachio,...

Is It Better To Get Life Insurance Through My Workplace Or Independently?

Life insurance is part of the benefits package many employers offer their employees. This coverage can also be purchased independently. Buying life insurance through an employer can have both advantages and disadvantages for the policyholder. Pros and Cons of Getting Life Insurance Through the Workplace Pros Many employers offer a small amount of life insurance, known as basic group life, as a benefit to their...

Traditional IRA Vs. Roth IRA

“IRA” is an abbreviation for “Individual Retirement Account.” A traditional IRA and a Roth IRA are two different retirement options, each with its own pros and cons. Depending on your circumstances, either may be a good choice for growing your retirement dollars. What Is a Traditional IRA? A traditional IRA is a retirement account for pre-tax contributions. The funds in the account can be used...