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Dec 2, 2020

The COVID Effect on Your Bank Account

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that savings almost tripled over the first two quarters of 2020. This additional savings helps to cushion rainy day funds, but in today's low-rate environment, there comes the point that you should think about how to make the cash - that you worked hard for - work even harder for you.

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Aug 10, 2020

Got Cash…Want Interest!

This spring, the Federal Reserve lowered the Fed Funds rate to zero percent. This left investors scrambling to find ways to earn interest on their cash. Luckily, there are options available.

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Jan 6, 2020

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

Is your 2020 News Year's resolution related to your finances? A recent study shows that only 8 percent of New Year's resolutions are successful. What can you do to beat the odds and make your resolutions a reality?

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Jul 29, 2019

4 Tips for Investing in your 40s

Making the correct financial decisions in your 40s can have important ramifications on the success of your long-term and retirement plans.

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May 15, 2019

How to Introduce Your Children to Good Financial Principals

Teaching children financial literacy skills early in life can help set them up for future financial success, but where’s a parent to begin? At Bedel, we encourage parents to teach the three S’s – saving, smart spending, and sharing. Read on for the details on each.

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Mar 11, 2019

Are You Making the Most of Your HSA?

HSAs are rising in popularity, and some are using these accounts as investment vehicles. So how do you know if you’re getting the most out of your HSA? It’s important to understand the details of HSAs and your financial situation to determine if investing these funds makes sense for you. We’ve outlined the basics, along with questions to be sure to ask yourself before deciding.

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Apr 9, 2018

When College Planning Goes Awry

Not all education paths after high school look the same…so what should you do about that 529 if your child decides to take a different path than traditional college? The good news is you do have options. Whether it’s attending a vocational school, going into the military or immediately joining the work force, your 529 savings aren’t lost. We break down just what your choices are and how those will affect you.

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Jan 8, 2018

Game-Changing Financial Resolutions for 2018

What is your financial resolution for 2018? Our advice, start with: Reducing your credit card debt; Building an emergency fund; and Increasing your retirement savings.

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Nov 27, 2017

Is Your Money Safe? Can the FDIC & SIPC Protect You?

If your bank or brokerage firm failed, do you know what would happen to your money and investments? Thankfully, FDIC and SIPC insurance is there to protect you and your savings, but only up to a specified amount. Find out just how much you’re covered!

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Nov 13, 2017

Flexible Spending Account = Money Saved

How would you like to save on your next pair of glasses or your child’s preschool tuition? You don’t need a coupon and you won’t have to negotiate a deal – all you need is a Flexible Spending Account.

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Mar 20, 2017

Career Starters: Wake Up!

What’s the one deadly sin that can ruin your financial future? Answer: Spending when you should be saving! If you are part of the millennial ...

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Aug 12, 2016

Got EE Savings Bonds?

Quite a few people have savings bonds that they purchased or received as a gift years ago. If you’re one of those people, you’ve probably wondered what they’re worth or what you can do with them now?

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May 5, 2013

And They’re Off...Triple Crown Advice for Graduates

What an exciting time of year! Graduates are coming down the stretch headed for the real world and horse enthusiasts are hoping that Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, brings home the Triple Crown.

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