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Combatting Rising Mortgage Rates

After months of a red-hot housing market, things have recently calmed down as many homebuyers have decided to consider other options in the hopes that rates may decline, or home prices will level off.
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Jewelry, Collectibles, Art: Why You Should Consider Specialized Insurance

Do you have priceless jewelry? Are you a collector of wine? Maybe you like vinyl records or have a rare collection of class toys. You may want to consider getting specialized insurance for these prized possessions.
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Bad Money Habits to Break

Do bad money habits constrain your financial progress? If you sometimes succumb to these financial tendencies, now is as good a time as any to change that.
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Required Minimum Distributions 101

If you are approaching your seventies, get ready for required minimum distributions. You may soon have to take RMDs, as they are called, from one or more of your retirement accounts.
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Retirement Planning Part 2 – Knowing Your Options

After you have the basic knowledge of understanding, controlling, and maximizing your finances, it is time to take a look at the specifics from mapping out when you can retire to reviewing your options for retirement accounts and investments.
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The Great Resignation’s Impact on Your Retirement Benefits

As individuals leave jobs and embark on new careers in record numbers, many are left wondering what to do with their existing 401k and how these changes may affect their retirement benefits later.
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Student Debt Relief Plan: What to Know

On Wednesday, August 24, President Biden announced his Student Debt Relief Plan that will cancel up to $20,000 worth of federal student loans for millions of Americans. At CommunityAmerica, we care about your financial well-being, so we wanted to be sure to share the basics of this plan with our members.
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Why Life Insurance for Kids Makes Sense

More and more parents are ensuring their children’s future by reaping the benefits of a children’s life insurance policy. What type of coverage is best for you?
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Webinar: Volatile Markets and Your Financial Future

Financial markets have seen more volatility in 2022 than in previous years. The uncertainty and fluctuation that’s been happening in the market, coupled with rising inflation rates, the impact of a bear market, and talks of a recession, can leave members uneasy.
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