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Should I make contributions to a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k)?

  When Financial Fitness for Life works with an employer that has the option of using a Roth 401(k) within their retirement plan, employees will often ask us: “Should I make contributions to a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k)?” While both of these accounts can provide...

5 Tips for Raising a Financially Literate Kid

Summer break is a great time to begin adding age-appropriate chores to your children’s schedules and, more importantly, to introduce them to some basics around how to earn, save and spend their hard-earned dollars.

Q2 Quarterly Client Update

Essentially treading water for the first half of the quarter, markets found their footing and finished positive across every major asset class.  Continued vaccination success, massive amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus, solid economic activity, and earnings acceleration all contributed to the investor optimism that witnessed the S&P 500 deliver positive quarterly results for the fifth consecutive quarter, which is the longest consecutive streak since the nine-quarter stretch that ended in 2017. 

Creating a Successful Financial Wellness Program

Financial wellness continues to be one of most frequently discussed topics in the retirement plan consulting and advisory world. Financial stress affects almost half of the US population and is present in virtually every workplace. A successful financial wellness program can be extremely beneficial for both employer and employee in dealing with this stress. That said, there are several key components that a program must include to provide impactful, lasting change.

Is COVID-19 the biggest ‘I told you so’ for financial wellness?

Leading up to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study from MassMutual spotlighted the significance of employers offering financial wellness programs to their workforce, noting that implementation of these programs was expected to nearly double over the next few...

Money + Mental Health

It is no secret that financial stress has a significant impact on mental health, productivity, turnover and absenteeism in the workplace. By some estimates, pre-pandemic financial stress cost US businesses upwards of $500 billion per year. Lost productivity, turnover and other factors related to stress cost the average company between 11-14% of their total payroll expense.

Tax-Filing Need-to-Know’s for 2020

Have you filed your 2020 taxes yet? At Financial Fitness for Life, we know it can be overwhelming doing your taxes, especially having to deal with a Pandemic, there are even more questions surrounding this year’s tax season and Tax Day.

The Value of Financial Education in the Workplace

According to Investopedia, “financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. [It] is the foundation of your relationship with money, and it’s a lifelong journey.”

Q1 Quarterly Client Update

This time last year, we were all forced to make drastic changes to our everyday lives — working from home, acting as educators to our children and grandchildren, and settling in for the unknown long-term. Fortunately, there is finally optimism and a shred of pre-pandemic normalcy.

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