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May 15, 2019

Estate Planning for Young Professionals

Estate planning is an important part of any financial plan – even for young adults with no children. Whether you’re on your own or married, it’s critical to communicate your wishes through incapacity documents and a last will and testament. We’ve detailed the documents you should think about as you create your estate plan.

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May 13, 2019

Think Your Student Loan Will Be Forgiven? Maybe Not!

For those choosing a career in the public service sector, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program can be a great way to relieve student loan debt after ten years of monthly income-based payments. But it turns out there’s much more to it than simply working in the public sector and making those ten years of payments. If you or someone you know is graduating and wants to take advantage of this program, be sure you understand all the requirements that must be met.

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Feb 6, 2019

How Student Debt Is Affecting the Housing Market

Most everyone knows that student loan debt is on the rise. But what many might not understand are the far-reaching consequences of that rising debt. A recent study published by the Federal Reserve studies the link between rising student debt and the drop in homeownership amongst young Americans. We examine the study’s findings and how this might affect today’s young adults.

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Dec 10, 2018

Young Adults - On the Road to Financial Success or Disillusionment?

How are today’s young adults feeling about their current and future financial success? Turns out, they’re pretty optimistic. But is that optimism misguided? We break down the results of a recent Schwab survey to identify areas where young adults might need a dose of reality.

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Aug 21, 2018

Millennials: Are You Falling Prey to Mistakes?

You’ve got one thing other generations wish they still had – time. Here’s how to make the most of your working years.

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Aug 8, 2018

Treat Yo’ Self (On a Budget)

Whether you’re a Parks and Recreation fan or not, chances are you’ve taken a day or two to “Treat Yo’ Self.” But can you splurge on a budget? While that might seem to be a contradiction, you can treat yo’ self without breaking the bank. Kate shows us how!

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Aug 3, 2018

Can a Celebrity Tank a Stock?

These days celebrity influencers seem to be a dime a dozen, but what does it mean when that influence affects the company’s stock? Whether good or bad, it’s normal today for a celebrity’s endorsement or complaint about a company to affect that company’s worth in the market. So what does this mean for you and your portfolio? Kristen discusses the ins and outs of celebrity endorsements and how to safeguard yourself against the volatility that can bring to certain company’s stock.

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Jul 9, 2018

Contemplating a Side Hustle? Not So Fast!

The allure of extra money from a “side hustle” can be tempting to many and even necessary for some. While this extra influx of money can certainly be a positive, it’s important to fully weigh the pros and cons of a side gig and understand what it really means for you financially. We’ve laid out the areas to consider being starting your own side hustle.

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Jul 2, 2018

Advice to Young Adults: Change Your Mindset!

Everyone knows that the choices we make today affect us down the road…but that’s especially true with our money habits! They key is to change your mindset about money and be realistic about what you need to do to secure your financial future.

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Jun 18, 2018

An Antidote for First-Time Homebuyer Jitters

Buying a home for the first time can be an overwhelming process, but there are things you can do to help you through it. We walk you through the steps, from how to prepare yourself financially to what the purchase process typically looks like. When you’re ready to purchase your first home, be sure to take our tips into consideration – they just might help you be successful in your home-buying adventure!

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May 29, 2018

Advice for the Graduate

What’s the one piece of advice you would give a recent college graduate? We say “Start off on a solid financial footing to ensure future financial success.” Being a new graduate can be overwhelming – so many choices to make and things to think about that it can make your head spin. But we have you covered with great advice for starting your financial future out the right way, from budgeting to saving to debt management. Read on for our financial advice for graduates.

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May 21, 2018

Bedel Financial’s Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

It’s that time of year! If you’re in the market for your first home, it’s critical to ensure you have a good game plan for the purchase. Not sure what to include in your game plan? We have you covered with the ins and outs of buying your first home.