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How much money you could have in retirement savings and Social Security on a $50,000 salary

If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know how much money you will need to retire comfortably. Sadly, 56% of Americans say they aren’t sure how much they’ll need in savings to make it through retirement, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study. And it’s not a surprise as to why. Experts recommend saving 10% to 15% of your income for retirement. And if you have a traditional job, you already pay 6.2% of your salary in Social Security taxes. But it can be hard to decipher how much money that will give you later on. In this case, there are…

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Cardinal Credit Union: Empowering Young Adults Through Financial Literacy Education

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A group of Youngstown State University students in a national co-ed professional fraternity gave up their winter and spring breaks to teach marketing, finance and entrepreneur skills to kids as part of Junior Achievement. The marketing students were among 10 volunteers and businesses honored Tuesday morning at the Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley’s recognition breakfast. The nonprofit organization is celebrating 100 years of providing education in financial literacy, college and career readiness and entrepreneurships through business partners and volunteers from Columbiana to Ashtabula. JA President Michele Merkel reported the 584 volunteers served 12,192 students in 87 schools.…

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HABITS that Build Financial Well-Being

HABITS that Build Financial Well-Being October is Financial Planning Month. What is the definition of Financial Well-Being? According to the CFPB, financial well-being is defined as: “A state of being wherein you have control over day-to-day, month-to-month finances; have the capacity to absorb a financial shock; are on track to meet your financial goals; and have the financial freedom to make the choices that allow you to enjoy life.” With this definition in mind, SAM suggests these guiding principles for structuring your financial habits: Spend less than you earn - Bolster your savings and reduce your expenses. Remember, just because…

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