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5 mistakes people make when insuring their home
Last Modified: 4/3/2017
Plus, real examples of really bad insurance policies uncovered by our consultants. . . . (Full story)

Insuring your most valuable possessions
Last Modified: 3/27/2017
Many homeowners assume that their home insurance policy protects all of their possessions, even those of extreme value. However, standard home policies provide only limited protection for high-value items. So how do you make sure your family heirlooms or precious jewelry are fully insured? . . . (Full story)

Renting a car this spring break?
Last Modified: 3/20/2017
If your spring break plans include renting a car, you'll want to make sure you're covered. This time of year we get a lot of questions from our insureds who are wondering about the insurance coverage on a car they’re renting for their upcoming vacation. . . . (Full story)

Is condo living in your future?
Last Modified: 10/24/2016
Condo living is increasing in popularity among empty nesters and young families alike. If you’re planning to make a condo your home, make sure you take steps to protect your investment. Insurance needs for condo owners are different than the typical single family homeowner. . . . (Full story)

In-home health care costs more than you think
Last Modified: 9/26/2016
Home health care is the most popular long-term care option among families. However, according to Genworth, one-third of adults surveyed seriously underestimate home health care costs. . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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Special retirement considerations for women
Last Modified: 3/13/2017
While both sexes are living longer than ever before, a longer life expectancy can impact women even more in retirement due to a number of issues. This article is a continuation of, "Will your retirement plan last a lifetime?" . . . (Full story)

Will your retirement plan last a lifetime?
Last Modified: 3/16/2017
How would your plans for retirement change if you knew you were going to live to 100? When planning for your retirement years, you’ll be better prepared if you understand the role life expectancy should play on your savings decisions. . . . (Full story)

Mutual Funds 101: One-decision investing, two options
Last Modified: 3/16/2017
Learn more about Model Portfolios and Target Retirement Funds (continued from Investment Spotlight: Mutual Funds 101). . . . (Full story)

Mutual Funds 101: What's next?
Last Modified: 3/16/2017
Apply what you’ve learned from "Investment Spotlight: Mutual Funds 101" to start investing in your future or evaluate your current investments. . . . (Full story)

Investment spotlight: Mutual Funds 101
Last Modified: 4/18/2017
Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need to do in life. You don’t have to be a genius to do it. You just need to know a few basics, form a plan, and commit to it. . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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Smart money move #10: Improve your financial health
Last Modified: 3/22/2017
Financial education is central to what we do—and we want you to give you the opportunity to become well informed so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family regarding financial security. Strengthen your . . . (Full story)

Smart money move #9: Take advantage of employee benefits
Last Modified: 3/22/2017
If you're looking to improve your financial position this year, you may have untapped benefits that can help you get the job done. Here are some of the most common employee benefits that may help you save money, reduce your taxes... . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #8: Pay it Forward
Last Modified: 1/3/2017
Pay it forward Many Wisconsin public school employees attribute their participation in our retirement and insurance programs to someone who shared their experience and encouraged them to take action. They remember details of the conversation years later because the guidance . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #7
Last Modified: 12/9/2016
Find someone to trust Whether you'r just starting out or are close to retirement, there may be a time when you need to talk to someone about your financial situation. There are many types of people who offer . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #6: Turn debt into savings
Last Modified: 4/24/2017
Getting out of debt requires you to spend less money than you earn on a consistent, long-term basis. Debt reduction helps to increase your credit score, reduce stress, and helps you reach your financial goals faster. To be successful requires discipline, but it's easier than you think. Here are five steps to get your debt in check. . . . (Full story)

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