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Changes and Tips for Charitable Giving this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to give to others, but there’s a major change to the way charitable giving will affect our taxes, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about the changes and tips for charitable giving this holiday season.

Resources to investigate charities:

CharityWatch | Charity Navigator | Guidestar | BBB Wise Giving Alliance

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Resources for Veterans Struggling with Finances

As we recognize our nation’s military on Veterans Day, many veterans say they are struggling with their finances. Financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about some of the hurdles veterans are facing and how to help them get back on their feet financially.

Start an Emergency Fund

Take Care of Credit Card Debt

Avoid Scams

Seek Help

National Veterans Foundation

 

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Most Common Money Bullies and How to Handle Them

Bullies aren’t just on the playground or online. Adults face bullies, too. Family or friends can shame, scold or school us when it comes to our finances. October is Bullying Awareness Month, and financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about the most common money bullies and how to handle them.

1. The Expert

2. The One Upper

3. The Shamer

4. The Disciplinarian

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Importance of Life Insurance and How Much Coverage is Necessary

Death is a difficult time for loved ones. One way to better prepare your family is with life insurance. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about the importance of life insurance and how much coverage is necessary.

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Money Moves New Grandparents Should Make

Becoming a new grandparent is an exciting time, but there’s also work to be done. It’s more than changing diapers! Financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about the money moves new grandparents should make:

Split Gift Budget

Update Beneficiary Forms

Give to a 529

Click here for a directory of 529 plans.

Prioritize Your Retirement

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