School of Financial Wellness

The School of Financial Wellness, presented by Meld University, conducts classes and publishes articles to help you become financially organized, so you can plan for your retirement and savings goals.

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Retirement Planning Resource Guide

School of Financial Wellness

Preparing for retirement involves considering your vision for the future and setting aside funds to bring your dream to reality.

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Key Financial Data for 2021

School of Financial Wellness

Our handy reference guide of 2021 financial data and information related to exemptions, deductions, tax brackets, Social Security, Medicare and more.

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Financial Dos and Don’ts During a Pandemic

School of Financial Wellness

2020 has changed our lives dramatically, but it’s important to maintain financial discipline. These tips will help you stay on track.

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Financial Tips to Help You Weather the Pandemic

School of Financial Wellness

The massive changes to our daily lives caused by the pandemic also gives good reason to reevaluate our financial decisions.

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Year-End Financial Checklist

School of Financial Wellness

With 2020 coming to an end, it is time to revisit your financial plan and evaluate your options to minimize your tax burden.

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COVID-19 Scams and How to Protect Yourself

School of Financial Wellness

Scammers are looking to exploit the oddity of the current COVID-19 pandemic as they use old scams in new ways to target the most vulnerable.

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Required Rate of Return – The Key to Your Retirement

School of Financial Wellness

Your Required Rate of Return [RRoR™] is a single metric, just one percentage value, that can be the ultimate guide to your retirement investing strategy.

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What the CARES Act means for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

School of Financial Wellness

The majority of media buzz on the CARES Act has been about fiscal stimulus. However, those nearing retirement should pay attention to RMD modifications for 2020.

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5 Important Steps to Retirement Planning

School of Financial Wellness

Retirement planning is a complex process, but there are some basics. These 5 steps will get you on the right track to planning for your retirement goals.