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Participant Insights

Portfolio rebalancing, how to budget your money, what’s an HSA and who needs one? Preparing for retirement is hard. From personal finance basics to retirement planning and everything in between, we’ve got a few ideas to make life a little simpler. Contact MCF with any questions.

Navigating Market Volatility


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Retirement Readiness - Planning for the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

MUCH HAS BEEN MADE OF THE CURRENT STATE IF THE AMERICAN WORKER as it pertains to their retirement savings. According to a recent study by the General Accountability Office, 29% of Americans 55 and older do not have any retirement savings or pension plan and those who have saved are woefully behind with 55-64 year olds averaging $104,000 in retirement assets.

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Finding Extra Dollars

With so many financial responsibilities, you may feel that there isn’t a lot of wiggle room in your budget for increases in retirement savings. Here are a few suggestions to help make it work:

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Understanding Market Volatility

Some investors try to “time” the market, or buy and sell based on their guess about what the market will do next. By doing so, they often miss out on the best days. The graph below shows the difference between investors who stayed in the market during volatile periods with those who only briefly left, but missed some of the market’s best upswings.

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What's an HSA?

Health savings accounts (HSAs) have grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years. You’ve probably heard of them or maybe your employer offers one. This memo will uncover answers to common questions you may have about HSAs.

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