The Financial Impact of the Loss of a Spouse on Your Retirement

The loss of a spouse is life-changing on numerous levels, including your financial planning. The future you saved years for will be different from what you envisioned, but there are financial opportunities to support you after ...

Learn More About Direct Deposit

It’s easy to take conveniences like direct deposit for granted without fully understanding how it works or why you should use it. You may have questions concerning direct deposit, so we want to make sure you fully understand ...

Picking A Representative Payee

Handing over the rights to your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits isn’t easy to do. But, just like millions of people, you may need help handling your monthly bills and health expenses, especially if your ...

Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not ...
Any loss of a family member can be devastating, not only emotionally but also financially. It can be comforting to know, however, that members of your family may be eligible for survivors benefits after your death.

What to Know About Social Security Survivors Benefits

Social Security survivors benefits are not something many people enjoy talking about, but it’s still important to learn about them. Any loss of a family member can be devastating, not only emotionally but also financially. It ...