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Financial Wellness

Posted on July 18th, 2019 in Individual Resources

A series of educational articles on health and health-care costs and how they may impact you and our family.

No matter how much money you have or which life stage you’re in, becoming financially independent starts with a dream. Your dream might be to finally pay off the mountain of debt you’ve accumulated. Or perhaps your dream is to retire early, travel the world, or open your own business. Financial independence is freedom from the financial obstacles that are keeping you from living life on your own terms. Read Is It Time to Declare Your Financial Independence? to learn financial strategies to help you achieve your dreams.

Although credit card debt can represent one of the most expensive ways to borrow money,  Americans are relying more and more on this plastic form of financing. The average American household carries an alarming $8,284 in credit card debt, according to a recent study released by WalletHub. If you are one of the many Americans currently sitting on a pile of credit card debt, read Household Credit Card Debt is on the Rise to learn credit card reduction strategies

When planning for retirement, it's important to consider a wide variety of factors. One of the most important is health and its associated costs. Thinking about your future health and the rising cost of health care can help you better plan for retirement in terms of both your finances and overall well-being. Test your knowledge with How Much Have You Thought About Health and Health-Care Costs in Retirement