MFS Monthly Tip: Calculating Your Financial Needs

Guest Blogger: Andrew Horowitz, CFP, Horowitz & Company, Inc.

Life insurance is an important component of a well-crafted financial plan. It is not necessarily something that will benefit you directly, rather it helps provide for your loved ones in the event of an untimely death.

The question that many ask is: “What is the appropriate amount of life insurance to have?”  Continue reading

On the Chopping Block


When it comes to eating healthy, there’s nothing in the rulebook that says you have to purchase pricey foods. Also, if you’re anything like me – and I’m not proud of it – I tend to dine out rather than make all the food I just bought. Eventually, if I avoid the refrigerator enough times, things go bad and the guilt sets in. Rather than put a dent in your budget, research budget-friendly recipes and grocery shopping tips to help you find tasty meals without breaking the bank. Continue reading

The Sandwich Generation


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Guest blogger: Lindsay V., Communications Coordinator / Compass Rose Benefits Group

Have you ever heard someone use the term “Sandwich Generation?” It was coined based on two simultaneously occurring trends. More and more millennials are moving back home after graduating college, as they face a competitive job market and increasing cost-of-living. At the same time, the average lifespan is 78.7 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—meaning people are living longer. The generation caught in between, juggling both their children and their parents, are known as the Sandwich Generation. Continue reading