Money Matters: Budgeting for Rent @757

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(Kristen) Welcome to Money Matters at 7:57 with Justin Chastain. And Justin, this is something: How much should we be budgeting for rent?

(Justin) You know, everybody seems like that. Mortgages are the hot topic, but renting is another hot topic, because some people are selling their mortgage or their house to rent, because the price of housing is so high. We recommend taking your net income — so after taxes — looking at that bottom number, and saying, “OK, 30% ...

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Money Matters: Financial Stress & Health @757

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,(Kristen) Welcome to Money Matters at 7:57 with Justin Chastain. And Justin, we all know managing our finances can be super stressful, but those money problems can impact a lot more than your wallet.

(Justin) Oh, for sure, and you know what we are finding out now is mental, emotional, physical health all goes into our financial stresses as well. Because when we are mentally straying, we tend to overspend on things that we don’t value. So, it’s always a fine ...

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Money Matters: HSA Benefits for Employees @757

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(Kristen) Welcome to Money Matters at 7:57 with Justin Chastain. And Justin, so we want to talk about health savings accounts. So, what are the benefits and some tax advantages of that?

(Justin) That’s right. Everybody’s wanting to know. Health is the biggest topic around financial wellness most people are looking at, because it’s going to be the biggest in retirement. It’s also the most uncertain when we first start our careers, right? But health savings accounts, as long as you ...

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Money Matters: Auto Loans @757

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(Kristen) Welcome to Money Matters. It’s 7:57 with Justin Chastain. And, Justin, today we are just trying to understand those auto loans. There are so many options. What’s the best advice?

(Justin) Yep. That’s definitely true. So, the best thing you can do is just understand your values. You know, write down your values personally, professionally, and financially, and then reach out to a trusted advisor to help you along the way.

(Kristen) Yeah, the advice always helps, but a lot of ...

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