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The Weekly Catalyst

Welcome to The Weekly Catalyst, a weekly blog or video for professional women like you that want to learn more about accelerating their financial freedom.

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Should You Buy Pet Insurance?

I personally have never considered buying pet insurance before I started researching for this blog. I have to say; my findings have prompted me to reconsider. Let me share why but before I do, let me say that from a strictly financial perspective, you are more likely to come out ahead if you pay out of pocket for your pet’s healthcare. Even still, there are at least three reasons to consider buying pet insurance.

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Open Enrollment Time

It’s time to enroll in employee benefits again. There are two benefits I’d like you to pay special attention to this year: the Health Savings Account and Long-Term Disability Insurance. Learn why the health savings account may be a good vehicle to save for retirement and how to evaluate your long-term disability insurance.

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How to Get the Maximum Social Security Benefit in Retirement

For 2018, the maximum social security benefit is $3,698 per month or $44,376 per year. In contrast, the average benefit currently paid out is only $1,362 per month or $16,344 per year. The three most important factors that determine a worker’s social security benefit in retirement are their earnings history, the numbers of years they worked, and the age at which they choose to begin benefits.

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Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes by Alastair Humphreys

I am all about living life today. Not in an irresponsible way. Rather, in a manner that recognizes tomorrow isn't promised. We all need some fun and recreation in our lives and what better way than to go on an adventure? In Alastair Humphrey's book Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes released in 2014, Alastair reminds us there are tons of adventures waiting just outside the front door.

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