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Participant Insights

Portfolio rebalancing, how to budget your money, what’s an HSA and who needs one? Preparing for retirement is hard. From personal finance basics to retirement planning and everything in between, we’ve got a few ideas to make life a little simpler. Contact MCF with any questions.

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The 12% Savings Goal

Most people need to save more — often a lot more — to build a nest egg that can meet their needs. Many financial experts recommend putting away 12 to 15 percent of your pay for retirement, starting as early in your career as possible[1]. There’s a relatively painless way to reach that goal.

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Prioritizing Debt

Debt is sweeping the nation. With student loan debt becoming astronomical among millennials and credit card debt piling up in the background, it can feel overwhelming that your savings is getting the short end of your paycheck. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans’ total household debt as of 2019 has reached $14 trillion – a record high. Thoughts of financial stress flood our minds of how we are going to afford our current lifestyle and our future in retirement.

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Planning and Saving for Life Events

Planning for a major event in your life can take a toll on not only your sanity, but your finances. Major life events are increasing in cost annually and we can be left thinking to ourselves, “can we even afford this?” Below are savings tips and insights into some of the major life events that we all experience one way or another.

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Making Financial Health a Priority for Women

What causes stress in your life? If you said my finances, and my health, then you’re not alone. Studies conducted by Fidelity have found that more than 85% of women are stressed about their finances and 60% are stressed about both their money and their health.

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