These are big steps, not baby steps.

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A red and white home standing on a pile of coins
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1. Live below your means over a consistent period


And if it’s time to jump ship

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An overwhelmed male with post-it notes all over his face at work
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It’s better to discuss sooner rather than later

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Two people each with a cup of coffee in their hand sitting at a round table.
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1. How much money do you make?


It’s like going to the gym after a hiatus

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A woman taking notes at her desk looking at her monitor
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TRAVEL

Off the beaten path from its popular sister Seattle

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View from Deception Pass Bridge
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It’s a convenient location.


Do you want a triple-tax benefit?

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Dollar bills and a stethoscope on the United States flag.
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  • You have coverage under an HSA-qualified high deductible PPO health plan.
  • You’re not enrolled in Medicare.
  • You’re not claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.

1. Provides a triple-tax benefit

  • First, contributions are tax-deductible. If an employee contributes to an HSA directly from their paycheck, that amount deposited reduces your federal income taxes owed. …


With others and ourselves

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To establish a strong foundation

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A couple interlocking fingers with the woman wearing an engagement ring
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1. Money decisions with extended family


And how to change your habits

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Time for change sign with LED light
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  • You’re living paycheck to paycheck. …


And how to avoid them

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A person wearing blue jeans stepping on pink gum on the road
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1. Not knowing your worth

About

Jessica Vu

Experienced HR and Recruiting Professional looking to explore happiness and life on my own terms.

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