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The biggest financial commitments Americans are setting in 2020

Start investing early and don’t worry about starting with small sums — it will pay off over the long-term. Pay more attention to spending habits and flag unnecessary purchases — it will help you avoid or pay down debt. Lowering your living expenses, such as downsizing after a home sale, can be a wise move.

What Employees Actually Want from Workplace 401k Wellness Programs

It’s common knowledge by now: workers are stressed about finances and it’s affecting their work performance.  But two surveys conducted by the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) dug deeper, focusing specifically on retirement-related financial stress and uncovering common characteristics shared by workers who worry about retiring comfortably. The results, published in a report titled Perceived Helpfulness of Financial Well-being Programs:

Financial literacy test finds the world is not ready for retirement

Most online quizzes are relatively mindless, promising to reveal what vegetable, sandwich or rock band best represents your personality. That was not the case for a short online test given to more than 14,000 people in 15 countries this year. It revealed just how unprepared a good chunk of the world is for retirement. The