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Investing for Beginners: How to Plan for Your Future Today

You probably already know that one of the best ways to grow your money for the future is to invest it.  The first place to start is with your employer’s 401(k) which allows you to contribute on a regular basis, and not worry about what the market is doing on a daily basis.  Many 401(k) plans offer a company matching percentage, which is supplemented money.  For example: your employer offers a 3% match, make sure that you’re contributing at least 3% of your income to receive the full match.

If the idea of where to invest your hard-earned money is intimidating, there are usually mutual fund choices in an employer plan that provide an easy start point.  One type of diversified mutual fund will normally have a targeted year of retirement in the name, and this allows the mutual fund to manage your money for you.  What other investment decisions are important to consider?  Let’s explore how to start investing in a way that’s diversified with reasonable risk for your goals.

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What Is a Sweep Account, and How Does It Help My Small Business?

Running a small business is an intense, but rewarding undertaking. Most owners and operators start their business out of passion. Some smart financial moves and optimized cash management can support that passion and help your business grow. The right bank can offer you solutions you may not have known about. One key example is a sweep account. In the following article, we’ll answer basic questions like “What is a sweep account?” “What are the benefits?” and “What are the drawbacks?” By the end, you should have a clearer understanding of how this type of account can benefit your small business.

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