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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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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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.

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COVID-19 Update from Meld University

School of Financial Wellness

The U.S. has over 3.8 million cases of COVID-19 and over 141k deaths. Case number are escalating rapidly, again. How will this impact your investments?

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

School of Financial Wellness

There is no one-size-fits-all answer. But, once you have your FINANCIAL FINGERPRINT™, you will know how much it will take to meet your retirement goals.

A pair of glasses lying on a page that reads “CARES Act” and “Coronavirus” signifying that retirement planners should consider new changes to the CARES Act
How the CARES Act Impacts Retirement Plan Rollover Rules

School of Financial Wellness

Borrowing from a retirement plan is generally viewed as a last resort. But the CARES Act gives some extra leeway for savers in these uncertain times.

How will coronavirus (covid-19) impact the markets?
Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Your Investments

School of Financial Wellness

The coronavirus outbreak is only about two months old, so it is premature to discuss how this potential pandemic will play out.

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Mentally Preparing for Retirement

School of Financial Wellness

When planning for retirement you often think of the necessary financial resources. On the other hand, few have considered the mental challenges.