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by Doug Lynam, book author and financial professional 

I’ve always hated talking about money. Growing up in a rich family, I learned through the behavior of those around me that money and materialism were evil. Instead of being used in love and service, money was weaponized and became a tool to manipulate and control behavior. So when I began studying philosophy and religion in high school and read the words of Paul the apostle, “For the love of money is the root of all evil,” I mistakenly believed Paul was right. I was a proto-monk in the making.

FCA US Launches Student Loan Refinancing Benefit with CommonBond for Business™ to Help Employees Tackle Student Debt

Summary: 
  • FCA US among the first automotive companies to offer student loan refinancing as a benefit
  • Continues tradition as a leader in providing attractive, innovative benefits to employees
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  • FCA US among the first automotive companies to offer student loan refinancing as a benefit
  • Continues tradition as a leader in providing attractive, innovative benefits to employees

T. Rowe Price: Parents Are Less Stressed About College Costs and Getting Wiser About Covering Them

Tenth annual Parents, Kids & Money Survey found that fewer parents report losing sleep over college costs and are less willing to take on student debt
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How to Plan Your Financial Future in Your 20s

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It’s the time to kick-start your career, look for your own home and travel. It's also the time to start taking charge of your financial life. Our tips for things you should start and stop doing in your twenties.

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Aetna Releases 2016-2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, today released its 2016-2017 Corporate Social Responsibility report. This year’s report covers the 2016 and 2017 calendar years and provides an in-depth look into Aetna’s commitment to building healthy communities.

Providing Millennials With the Financial Planning They Need

By Lauryn Williams, 4x Olympian and founder, Worth Winning
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There are two common but differing opinions about millennials floating around society. The first is that our generation is lazy, and we feel “entitled.” The second is that we are going to change the world because we don’t settle for following in the set paths that have been established before us. As a millennial that has had to work hard on all levels, including being a 4x Olympian and entrepreneur, I have to say I agree with the second opinion. Millennials are different than previous generations, but that’s how we are going to set ourselves apart.

The High Emotional Cost of College

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Today’s young parents are seriously stressed out about money. In a recent survey by T. Rowe Price, roughly 70% of Gen-Xers (currently age 35-50) and 60% of Millennials (age 21-34) described themselves as “overwhelmed by financial pressures.” Money is a frequent source of arguments with their spouse.

Six out of ten say they “sometimes feel like a failure because I’m not providing enough for my family and our future.”

The Student Loan Hangover

T. Rowe Price: Many Parents Short-Changing Their Retirement to Cover College Costs

Survey Finds That About Half of Parents Are Willing to Delay Retirement and Dip Into Retirement Savings to Pay for Kids' College
Press Release

April 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price’s new Family Financial Trade-offs Survey revealed that parents are putting their own retirement security on the back-burner to support their kids’ education and cover their own personal student loans.

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