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2021 Top 5: Most read personal finance articles


Individuals 11.29.2021 2 MIN

The results are in! Here are the most-read Ayco articles from 2021.

#5: Your guide to retirement accounts

It’s important to choose the right type of retirement savings account(s) for you. Each type of account has features and benefits that may align with your needs, preferences and plans. 

#4: Saving for college: A guide to education funding

Getting ready for college—either for yourself or a child—includes a long list of to-dos. From campus visits and applications to financial aid and budgeting for expenses, breaking these tasks into manageable steps can save you money—and stress—in the long-run.

Whether you’re planning ahead or in the thick of navigating financial aid and budgeting, here are some tips to help. 

#3: Taxes: Refunds are not always your friend

Come tax season, it may seem like a better deal to receive a refund than to write a check to the IRS, but there’s more to consider than you may think. Read more to find out when owing on your taxes may be more advantageous than receiving a refund. 

#2: How a financial plan can benefit your health

Did you know that having a strong financial plan can also be beneficial to your health? When you’re in control of your finances, you tend to experience less stress, feel more confident and sleep better. Let’s take a closer look at some of these potential benefits.

#1: Emergency fund: Why everyone needs a cash reserve

Most people want a strong financial plan, but often forget one of the most crucial elements—having a cushion for emergencies. Read on to learn about how you can build stability by preparing for unexpected expenses.