Money Matters     Class 6
Managing Job Loss Plan Ahead Understand your Company’s Benefits Understand your current Financial Situation
Planning Ahead Build an Emergency Fund: 3-6 month  expenses Develop a budget Contribute to a 401(k), if available Do n...
Company Benefits What benefits do I have? What are the time frames for continuing  coverage? How do I continue my medic...
 Do I qualify for public assistance such as food stamps? Am I entitled to sick pay? Vacation Pay? Severance Pay? How ca...
Current Financial Status   Assess your short-term situation            Make a list of all financial resources         • ...
 Set-up a short-term    budget     What is your bottom-line monthly needs to      pay your bills     Cut expenses in ev...
What to avoid Using Credit cards        Increasing debt Filing for bankruptcy Using your 401(k) savings
Essential Documents          Personal Identification          Legal          Death          Work          School     ...
Personal Identification Driver’s License Green Card Birth Certificate Passport Social Security Card
Legal Documents Legal Proceedings Contracts Warranties Marriage Certificate Divorce Decree
Death Documents Will Funeral Arrangements Living Will Death Certificate
Work Documents History of work experience Information about past employers     Name        Address     Phone Number  ...
School Documents Transcripts        Photocopy or original Children        Immunization Record     Report Cards     I...
Banking / Financial Documents Checking accounts Savings accounts IRA statements 401(k) statements Investment Records...
How Long to Keep Records                    TYPE                             TIMETaxes                        7 yearsIRA c...
Long-Term Storage Fireproof Box at home or safe-deposit Box at your bank To prevent Identity Theft     Shred all docume...
Identity TheftIdentity theft occurs when someone obtains  your personal information and use it to  commit fraud.8 million ...
Protect Your ID   Guard your information online       Clear your logins and passwords       Change your logins and pass...
Online Security   Safe Guard            Account Numbers            Personal Identification Numbers   Change Your Passw...
Investing
Investing The act of choosing products and strategies to make that money grow! The prospective of time:     Short-term ...
Quote of the Day "A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life...
Money Matters Class 6
Money Matters Class 6
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Topics covered in the last of the 6-part series include: managing job loss, essential documents, record-keeping, and the basics of investing. Money Matters was created by the Athens-Clarke County Library. Money Matters is part of Smart investing @ your library®, and is brought to you by a joint grant from the American Library Association and FINRA, the Financial Regulatory Authority Foundation.

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  • Do not take loans from your 401 (K), if you lose your job or leave your current employment the balance of the loan is due in full, within 60 days. Should the plan participant fail to meet the deadline, a default would be declared and penalty-fees and taxes assessed. You will pay a 10% early withdrawal penalty (before age 59 ½) and taxes on the withdrawn amount. 10% penalty waived in certain circumstances including certain non-reimbursed medical expenses, total and permanent disability, among others
  • How do I continue my medical coverage under cobra ? The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, and other life events. Qualified individuals may be required to pay the entire premium for coverage up to 102 percent of the cost to the plan. What job loss services are available ? job placement, retraining, resume writing, labor union assistance How do I get unemployment benefits ? Do I qualify? How much unemployment money will I receive? For how long? Are the payments reduced if I take money from my employer?
  • Am I entitles to sick leave pay ? Vacation pay? Severance pay? Severance pay is money that an employer might want to provide for an employee who is leaving their employ due to layoffs, job elimination, and mutual agreement to part ways, for whatever reason. Severance pay usually amounts to a week or two of pay for each year the employee supplied service to the company. No law requires an employer to pay severance pay. Remember, severance pay is taxable income. * Check your employment manual for your benefits upon termination of employment How can I roll over my 401 (K) plan ? If I need to distribute the 401 (K), how do I do that? What will it cost me to distribute my 401 (K)? Defined contribution plans that allow you to contribute a portion of your wages to retirement savings, pre-tax. Generally, if you withdraw before age 59 ½ you will pay a tax penalty. Use only as a last resort, the penalties and taxes will reduce the available amount to you, significantly.
  • FSA – flexible spending account (medical / dental)
  • Contracts: Make sure to have copies of all your insurance documents
  • IEP – Individualized Education Program
  • TAXES - There is no time limit if you failed to file your return or filed a fraudulent return. BANK RECORDS - Go through your checks each year and keep those related to your taxes, business expenses, home improvements and mortgage payments. BILLS - bills for big purchases -- such as jewelry, rugs, appliances, antiques, cars, collectibles, furniture, computers, etc. -- should be kept in an insurance file for proof of their value in the event of loss or damage. CREDIT CARDS - Keep the statements for seven years if tax-related expenses are documented.
  • Large Cap invest in companies with market values > 8 bil Small Cap invest in companies with market values < 1bil
  • Money Matters Class 6

    1. 1. Money Matters Class 6
    2. 2. Managing Job Loss Plan Ahead Understand your Company’s Benefits Understand your current Financial Situation
    3. 3. Planning Ahead Build an Emergency Fund: 3-6 month expenses Develop a budget Contribute to a 401(k), if available Do not take loans from your 401(k) Use credit wisely
    4. 4. Company Benefits What benefits do I have? What are the time frames for continuing coverage? How do I continue my medical coverage under cobra? What job loss services are available? How do I get unemployment benefits?
    5. 5.  Do I qualify for public assistance such as food stamps? Am I entitled to sick pay? Vacation Pay? Severance Pay? How can I rollover my 401(K) plan?
    6. 6. Current Financial Status Assess your short-term situation  Make a list of all financial resources • Cash • Savings • Severance pay • Unemployment benefits  Make a list of how much you owe • Mortgage / rent • Credit cards • Loans • Other debt
    7. 7.  Set-up a short-term budget  What is your bottom-line monthly needs to pay your bills  Cut expenses in every way possible  Make arrangements with creditors to reduce payments temporarily  Project your cash flow. How long can you afford to be out of work? Use all FSA, before your employment ends Spend and Invest lump sums wisely
    8. 8. What to avoid Using Credit cards  Increasing debt Filing for bankruptcy Using your 401(k) savings
    9. 9. Essential Documents  Personal Identification  Legal  Death  Work  School  Banking / Financial
    10. 10. Personal Identification Driver’s License Green Card Birth Certificate Passport Social Security Card
    11. 11. Legal Documents Legal Proceedings Contracts Warranties Marriage Certificate Divorce Decree
    12. 12. Death Documents Will Funeral Arrangements Living Will Death Certificate
    13. 13. Work Documents History of work experience Information about past employers  Name  Address  Phone Number  Position Held / Duties Performed Training
    14. 14. School Documents Transcripts  Photocopy or original Children  Immunization Record  Report Cards  IEPs  Names / Addresses of School Attended
    15. 15. Banking / Financial Documents Checking accounts Savings accounts IRA statements 401(k) statements Investment Records Account Disclosures Account ID info Monthly statements
    16. 16. How Long to Keep Records TYPE TIMETaxes 7 yearsIRA contributions PermanentlyRetirement Plan Statements PermanentlyBank Records Permanently - StatementPay Check Stubs 1 YearBills 1 year to permanentlyBrokerage Statements Until you sell the securitiesCredit Card Statements 7 years
    17. 17. Long-Term Storage Fireproof Box at home or safe-deposit Box at your bank To prevent Identity Theft  Shred all documents with account numbers and personal identification numbers
    18. 18. Identity TheftIdentity theft occurs when someone obtains your personal information and use it to commit fraud.8 million Americans are victims each year
    19. 19. Protect Your ID Guard your information online  Clear your logins and passwords  Change your logins and passwords monthly  Pay for online purchases with a credit card Check your bank and credit card statements Verify your mailing address with the post office and financial institutions Beware of phishing scams Monitor your credit report Shred and destroy sensitive documents
    20. 20. Online Security Safe Guard  Account Numbers  Personal Identification Numbers Change Your Passwords Frequently Be careful using Wi-Fi Avoid going to your account on computers that are not your own Install firewalls and spyware on your computers Be sure Financial web pages are secure and encrypted Log Out Completely If you think your security has been breached. Contact your financial institutions immediately.
    21. 21. Investing
    22. 22. Investing The act of choosing products and strategies to make that money grow! The prospective of time:  Short-term (1-2 years), savings  Mid-to-Long term (3-10 years), investing
    23. 23. Quote of the Day "A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” -Suze Orman

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