Build your emergency fund this year. Kenneth Hagel How much does the average American household have in the bank? Estimates vary, but the short answer to this question is “not enough.” Last year, a GoBankingRates poll discovered that 57% of U.S. households had less than $1,000 in deposit accounts (although, 25% reported having at least

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-ways-life-could-change-for-retirees-in-2018-2018-01-09/

This Forbes article explains why: https://tinyurl.com/ybgzca3y

Some of the impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act will be felt later than January 1. Provided by Kenneth Hagel President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into law on December 22, and on January 1, some key details of the Internal Revenue Code will abruptly change.1 There will be

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Take these financial lessons to heart.  Provided by Kenneth Hagel  You have a chance to manage your money better than previous generations have. Some crucial financial steps may help you do just that. Live below your means and refrain from living on margin. How much do you save per month? Generations ago, Americans routinely saved

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Wise Bread shows you how to plan to meet 5 overlooked retirement challenges: https://tinyurl.com/y8dha4d6

As the recovery lengthens further, this is a natural question to ask. Provided by Kenneth Hagel This decade has brought a long economic rebound to many parts of America. As 2017 ebbs into 2018, some of the statistics regarding this comeback are truly impressive:*Payrolls have grown, month after month, for more than seven years. *The

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Read this CNBC article. .

A look back at 2017 thus far Presented by Kenneth Hagel The year in brief. Investors have had much to celebrate in 2017. Halfway through November, the S&P 500 had gained more than 15% since the start of the year; the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 18% year-to-date; the Nasdaq Composite, more

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Refrain from Tapping Your Retirement Funds Resist the temptation. Your future self will thank you. Provided by Kenneth Hagel Retirement accounts are not bank accounts. Nor should they be treated as such. When retirement funds are drawn down, they impede the progress of retirement planning, even if the money is later restored. In a financial

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