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  • The Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

    May 16, 2022 | Education

    To better understand how Social Security retirement benefits work for you, Essential has put together a summary of the ins-and-outs of Retirement Benefits.

  • retired senior receiving assistance

    Helpful Referrals for Seniors

    May 12, 2022 | Education

    Essential has gathered a list of national organizations dedicated to the needs of seniors. These national organizations can refer you to agencies and businesses in your local community.

  • Retired couple

    Retirement Withdrawal Rate: What’s a Safe Number?

    May 09, 2022 | Education

    When it comes to retirement, Essential has you financially covered.  Learn more about the the retirement withdrawal rate and what's a safe number.

  • Budgeting for Retirement

    Budgeting for the Truly Golden Years

    May 02, 2022 | Education

    Learn how to prepare financially for retirement. How do you know how much money you will need? How do you know how much income you will have each month? If you can start to get a better handle on these numbers by completing a retirement budget, you can take a big step toward creating a time that will be truly relaxing and low-stress. It’s best to do a retirement budget at least five years before retiring, but there is never a bad time to take a close look at the figures.

  • Tax tips for 2022: How to ensure the fastest refund

    March 04, 2022 | Education

    Follow these suggestions for the most accurate returns and quickest refunds


  • The Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

    May 16, 2022 | Education

    To better understand how Social Security retirement benefits work for you, Essential has put together a summary of the ins-and-outs of Retirement Benefits.

  • retired senior receiving assistance

    Helpful Referrals for Seniors

    May 12, 2022 | Education

    Essential has gathered a list of national organizations dedicated to the needs of seniors. These national organizations can refer you to agencies and businesses in your local community.

  • Retired couple

    Retirement Withdrawal Rate: What’s a Safe Number?

    May 09, 2022 | Education

    When it comes to retirement, Essential has you financially covered.  Learn more about the the retirement withdrawal rate and what's a safe number.

  • Budgeting for Retirement

    Budgeting for the Truly Golden Years

    May 02, 2022 | Education

    Learn how to prepare financially for retirement. How do you know how much money you will need? How do you know how much income you will have each month? If you can start to get a better handle on these numbers by completing a retirement budget, you can take a big step toward creating a time that will be truly relaxing and low-stress. It’s best to do a retirement budget at least five years before retiring, but there is never a bad time to take a close look at the figures.

  • Tax tips for 2022: How to ensure the fastest refund

    March 04, 2022 | Education

    Follow these suggestions for the most accurate returns and quickest refunds

  • The Good and Bad of Buy Now, Pay Later

    February 21, 2022 | Education

    Does the Buy Now, Pay Later option seems too good to be true? Learn the good and the bad about this option in our latest blog post.

  • How to Budget for a New Baby

    February 10, 2022 | Education

    While babies are a blessing, they can also be more expensive than most new parents ever imagined. Research shows that it costs a family with a median income nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child through age 17 in the United States. Whether you are expecting a new addition in just a few months or a little farther down the road, consider these tips to prep your finances when your family is expanding.

  • How To Consolidate Your Debt

    February 03, 2022 | Banking

    With a debt consolidation loan, you’re essentially taking out one loan to pay off all your balances. You can think of it as a bigger umbrella loan that aggregates and covers all your smaller ones. Is Debt Consolidation Right For You? Here’s How To Find Out.

  • Scam-proof your financial life online

    January 27, 2022 | Banking

    To keep your identity and money secure, here’s a quick guide to identifying—and avoiding—online fraud.

  • Are you financially healthy?

    January 20, 2022 | Banking

    Financial health includes four key components: Spend, Save, Borrow, and Plan. Here are some valuable tips to strengthen each component.

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