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Get Out the Vote: Find Your Voting Resources

By NAIFA on 8/10/22 10:00 AM

Do you know how to register to vote? What are your state and local laws around voting early or by mail? Who's on your ballot?

Topics: Advocacy

Get Out the Vote: Know What's on Your Ballot

By NAIFA on 8/3/22 10:00 AM

Do you know what issues are on your ballot this November? If you live in Missouri, Arizona, or Iowa, there are tightly-contested primary races in your state.

Topics: Advocacy

Get Out the Vote: Know Your Legislators

By NAIFA on 7/27/22 10:00 AM

Do you know who your legislators are? Fewer than half of Americans do. That's why we created NAIFA's Get Out the Vote. You can find information about your local, state, and federal elected officials, including how to contact them and tips for writing to and meeting with them. Legislators want to hear from their constituents and your input directly impacts their actions!

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Why You Should Consider a Career in Financial Services

By NAIFA on 7/22/22 10:00 AM

Are you looking for a new career? A career in insurance and financial services could be the best decision you can make for your future. As an insurance agent or financial advisor, you can work with a variety of clients—individuals, families, small businesses, or large corporations—to find financial solutions that meet their needs.

Let's look at some of the benefits of a career in insurance and financial services and the perks that come with it.

Topics: Careers in Financial Services

Get Out the Vote: Know Your Polling Dates

By NAIFA on 7/20/22 10:00 AM

Do you know when your next local and state elections are?

Most Americans know that presidential elections are held every four years in November, but do you know when your state and local elections are? If you live in one of 17 states—including Minnesota, Florida, and Vermont—you have an election coming up next month!

Find your election dates, state voter information, and much more with NAIFA's Get Out the Vote. This easy-to-navigate site is your one-stop shop for voting information. Check out everything GOTV has to offer today!

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NAIFA's Get Out the Vote: Your One-Stop Shop for Voting Resources

By NAIFA on 7/15/22 3:48 PM

Has it been a few years since your last civics class? Don't worry—NAIFA's Get Out the Vote is the resource for everything you need to know about voting, legislation, and your elected officials.

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How Millennials Can Plan for the Future with a Financial Advisor

By NAIFA on 7/15/22 10:00 AM

The millennial generation has grown up in an era dominated by rapid changes in the economy. In recent decades, the responsibility of saving and investing has been largely delegated to individuals, as opposed to previous generations where this was mainly the role of governments and employers. Improved standards of living have also translated to increased life expectancies among millennials. The implication of this is that young people today have to make sound financial decisions to achieve financial security in retirement.

Topics: Retirement Planning Financial Planning Planning in Advance Retirement Legacy Planning Tools Financial Literacy Retirement Plans Financial Security
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How Can I Help My Parents Figure Out Medicare Coverage?

By NAIFA on 7/11/22 10:00 AM

When considering applying for Medicare, you need to know what your options are. The Improving Medicare Coverage Act has made distinct changes to the lives of Americans, leading to improved health benefits. Many Americans over the age of 60 live with little or no medical insurance, making it difficult for them to have access to proper medical care.

There are several groups of people who are eligible for the Medicare program. The program caters to persons aged 65 and above, young people with some disabilities, and persons suffering from end-stage renal failure. Elderly persons above the age of 65 can receive Medicare under two different plans: Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (Medicare insurance).

Topics: Financial Planning Medicare
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How to Detect Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

By NAIFA on 7/8/22 10:00 AM

The elderly in our communities are all prone to getting scammed at some point. Many perpetrators of such exploitations take advantage of the fact that seniors are old, and hence an easy target. A number of these con artists use technology to serve their purposes since most elderly people are not tech-savvy. They may use calls and emails or pose as salesmen to achieve their goal of getting financial access to the unknowing elderly person.

The risk is imminent, and we have to remain vigilant to protect our elders from these vile perpetrators. To that end, we have come up with 4 red flags that you should look into when you suspect foul play.

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4 Ways Inflation Affects You

By NAIFA on 6/17/22 10:00 AM

Inflation is the increase in the prices of goods and services over time. The current inflation rate is 8.6%. When the inflation rate is high, you'll spend more money on buying goods and services. Therefore, inflation leads to an increase in the cost of living.

Higher interest rates can mean more money in your savings, but it can also have a dramatic impact on your cost of living. Keep reading to learn the basics of inflation and how it affects you.

Topics: Lifestyle Planning Budgeting

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