Not everyone receives salary increases each year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t increase your total compensation. While emphasis is placed on salary, your employee benefits can account for as much as 30% of your total compensation.Read More
Guest Post By: Amanda Atcheson, Product Marketing Manager at CO-OP Financial Services
It’s hard to believe that only some fifty odd years ago, a woman’s financial identity was tied explicitly to someone else – her husband, her father or some other male in her life. In the modern age, women make up nearly half of the American workforce. In addition, the average age of marriage is now in the late 20s – and unfortunately, the divorce rate remains high.Read More
In January 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will assume his position in office as the 45th President of the United States. Whether this was the election outcome you expected or not, it shouldn’t interfere with your ability to achieve your financial goals. The best thing you can do is financially prepare yourself for the Trump presidency by informing yourself of his proposed policies and aligning your money (and your actions) with your future goals. Here are some ways to financially prepare for the Trump administration. Read More
Let’s be real, some major medical expenses are unavoidable. However, many expenses can be greatly reduced by the type of insurance plan you have.
Although open enrollment for 2017 ends on January 31st, you can qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you’ve had certain life events, including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child.
If you qualify for the Special Enrollment Period, you usually have up to 60 days following the event to enroll in a plan. If you miss that window, you have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period to apply.Read More
I have a confession. I am a workaholic. I eat, breathe, and sleep My Fab Finance.
As a newlywed, that doesn’t always go over well with my husband. We’ve realized just how important it is to set aside time and carve out boundaries for our marriageRead More
This is a guest post from Laticia “Action” Jackson .
Poor health not only affects your quality of life, it affects your pockets! Poor health is expensive to diagnose, manage and treat.
I’ll be honest, when I picked up #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso I never thought there would be so many valuable personal finance lessons in it. Business advice, tips, and motivation were my expectations, but what I received was a well rounded, personal account of someone who did the unexpected in her own way. Read More
Most people assume that checking your credit report negatively affects your credit score, however that isn’t always the case. This concern is warranted whether you have carefully built your credit score to it’s current standing or you are in the process of rebuilding it. It’s important to understand how the the FICO algorithm works and what actions impact your credit score. Credit is like a puzzle and if you are are unaware of how all the pieces work, your score could be negatively affected. Read More
You booked your next international trip! Exciting!
But no matter how experienced a traveler you may be, there are a few unexpected costs of traveling abroad that you will want to consider when planning your next trip. These unexpected expenses add up quickly and can sabotage your travel budget if you’re not prepared.Read More