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The U.S is considered the most generous country in the world, with two-thirds of Americans giving to charities annually. And this number continues to grow, with giving levels increasing every year since 2009.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Has Taken Piedmont Healthcare Out of its Network

Beginning April 1, 2018, all care provided by Piedmont Healthcare will be considered out-of-network for all Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia plans, with the exception of Piedmont Rockdale and Piedmont Columbus Regional.  If you are currently a Blue Cross member please visit

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  • Coming Soon: New Medicare ID Cards

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are removing the Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) from Medicare ID cards to help prevent fraud and fight identity theft. Instead of being based on a beneficiary's Social Security number, each Medicare number will be an individually generated combination of letters and numbers.

    Pay Yourself First - The Holy Grail of Personal Finance

    Remember way back to your first paycheck. The moment you open the envelope anticipating the windfall when all your hard work pays off. Then, like a swift kick to your gut, realty hits. Your takeaway earnings are almost always way lower than what you expected.

    Is 'Freedom 55' an Option Anymore?

    Have you ever stopped to wonder why 60 is considered retirement age? Some public services - like the police force in certain countries - require you to stop working at 60.

    Don't Like Where You Are Financially? Change Your Behavior

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    Infographic: 8 Tips for Finding Balance Between Work and Life

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    Your Emergency Fund and You

    Summer’s finally here. The sun is out, it’s warm, the days are longer, and your worries seem just a little bit further away. But, folks, I’m sorry to say, sometimes storms roll in on the sunniest of days.

    Habits of a Savvy Saving Family

    When people warn you that having kids is expensive, it’s no joke. From diapers to food, braces to sports activities the costs add up quick. For a middle-income family in the U.S. raising a child up until age 18, costs an estimated average of $245,340 (or $304,480, adjusted for projected inflation), according to the 2013 “Cost of Raising a Child” report from the U.S.

    Game of Life: Financial Planning At Every Age

    If you’ve ever played the Game of Life board game, it becomes clear that compressed into the colorful path there are various stages of life. Each stage holds its own major financial challenges as well as prospective profits in addition to surprises (new baby!) and forks in the road.

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