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Member Spotlight: College Grads & Young Professionals

Recently, we asked our members to share their HelloWallet success stories, both big and small. We’re here to share their success with you and hope that they will help inspire you to use HelloWallet on your path to financial wellness.  Whether you’re a financial guru or budgeting beginner, HelloWallet helps you manage your finances and work…

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401(k) Investors: Avoid These 20 Mistakes

401k

A company retirement plan–whether a 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan–is the starter savings vehicle for many investors, so it’s probably not surprising that the plans usually have more guardrails than other investment vehicles. Company retirement plan menus typically feature plain-vanilla stock and bond funds to keep plan participants from gorging on exotic investment choices, and… Read more

A Guide to Your College-Savings Options

College

Finding the right vehicle to save for college can be daunting. There are many choices, and it can be difficult to discern the differences between each type of account. Below, we’ve outlined a few salient features of a few of the most common college-savings vehicles, including the tax treatment for each, how much you can… Read more

How Should Younger Investors Think About Social Security?

Social Security

We outline some scenarios for Social Security that younger investors can use to determine their own savings rates. Q: If you’re a younger investor–in your 20s, 30s, or even 40s–how do you factor Social Security into your retirement savings equation? A: This is an important question for younger investors, and a topic that is hotly… Read more

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy

According to a recent study, many consumers falsely believe that healthier food means a higher price tag. This “expensive-equals-healthy” misconception hampers the ability to maintain both a frugal and nutritious diet. But with careful planning, creativity, and dedication, eating healthy within your budget is achievable. Eat at Home The easiest way to prevent both overeating… Read more