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Living healthy is not just about weight loss or gain, it’s about taking care of your body so you can have the energy to live your best life for as long as possible.  Healthy can be different for everyone. You may have a health condition, disability, or food allergy that doesn’t allow you to eat […]
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For most people, the last thing they want to spend their hard-earned money on is medical expenses Fortunately, if you are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), you may be eligible for a health savings account (HSA) that allows you to save pre-tax income for health-related costs. You can have an HSA if you […]
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The difference between term life and whole life insurance can be compared to the difference between renting and owning a home.  Both renting and owning provide you and your family with the security of a shelter; likewise, both term and whole life insurance offer protection.  When you pay your rent, you are simply paying for […]
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It can be hard to determine what path to follow when it comes to financial wellness.  We’re all different and have varying financial goals. The core of financial wellness boils down to one question: Does the way you manage your money align with your financial goals?  All reputable financial programs share a few core components:  […]
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Do you think taxes will be higher or lower by the time you’re ready to retire?  Without a time machine, none of us know how the tax system will shift during our years before retirement. We do, however, have choices on how we handle our taxes today.  Taxes are important to consider when deciding whether […]
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Building an investment strategy is an essential part of retirement planning. Your plan should reflect the kind of investor you are by taking into account your age, investment goals, risk tolerance, and a holistic view of your finances. MassMutual offers a variety of tools and resources to help identify an investment strategy that may be […]
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Our habits have a greater impact on our savings goals than we think.  Without basic money skills, it’s easy to make poor financial choices regardless of how much money you make. The key to lasting financial fitness lies in a foundation of healthy spending and saving habits.  You don’t necessarily need to go on a […]
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When it comes to medical plans, many of your employees might be more accustomed to Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans ⎼ but have you thought about offering an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plan?  We know when it comes to figuring out what types of medical plans are right for your […]
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One of the first questions most people ask when they’re considering how much to save for retirement is: How much money do I need to retire?  Well, the answer is: It depends!  Whether you picture yourself traveling the world or working in your garden, the financial planning component of your retirement dreams will be as […]
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Families may now contribute $6,850 each year to the HSA. On March 5, the IRS released a bulletin announcing slightly lower limits for the health savings account (HSA) pre-tax deferrals. Paired with a qualified high-deductible health plan, an HSA allows you to deduct a set amount of pre-tax money from each paycheck to pay for […]
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Recently, the Senate voted by a narrow margin to not repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at this time. The plan to repeal and replace the ACA first passed the House, but received criticism when it moved to the Senate. After revisions failed to pass, the Senate first voted for a straight repeal of ACA […]
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Representatives have released a first draft of health care plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here is a brief look at the proposal, what would change, and what would remain unchanged from our current system. Proposed Changes: Proposed name change from Affordable Care Act (ACA) to American Health Care Act (AHCA). Repeals the individual mandate […]
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