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Millennials Are Seeking Prenups—and It Might Just Be Worth Considering

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Here’s the Real Reason You Need an Emergency Fund—And How To Make It Happen

The most commonly doled out piece of financial advice may well be, “Start an emergency fund.” You’ve undoubtedly been on the receiving end of this wisdom before, but even though it’s valid advice, it can be hard to implement. This is especially true when no one actually tells you why you should invest in emergency savings, or how exactly you go about building up that financial safety net. At SoFi, we’re committed to helping our members plan for their future—and part of maintaining secure financial footing is working to ensure that you can handle the unexpected expenses life brings.

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5 Key Pieces of Finance Advice for All Med School Grads Starting Residency

Congrats—it’s finally over. You’ve graduated medical school, made it through Match Day, and are ready to start residency, on the road to finally becoming a fully fledged doctor.

But hold on, you’re not there yet. Odds are you finished med school with loans and some debt. The average med student graduated with $190,000 in debt last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. And while the average doctor can make quite a bit of money—pediatricians earn an average of $204,000 and orthopedic specialists make $443,000, for example—the average resident does not.

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How to Financially Care for Your Parents As They Get Older

Think about your best memories of your parents while you were growing up for a moment. Maybe it’s the year they finally bought that bike you wanted for your birthday, or all the times you opened the freezer to see it stocked with mint chocolate chip ice cream, because mom knew it was your favorite.

It’s worth pondering as you take in your parents now, as they grow older. You might be wondering when you’ll be returning the favor of taking care of them, and more importantly, how.

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Wealth Market Commentary (Week of June 19, 2017)

A Closer Look at the State of the U.S. Economy

It’s been a relatively quiet month for the market. Equities and fixed income continue to grind higher as investors doubt a near-term revival in inflation. And, with little expectation that tax cuts will be implemented this year, the markets have taken little notice of the relentless political drama coming out of Washington. Given the lack of major market events, we’re taking a step back to focus on the unique state of the U.S. economy right now, how the Federal Reserve might respond, and what it means for the market.

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How This L.A. Lawyer Renovated Her Home to Make It Foster Child-Ready

Finding your dream home can be tricky, especially in a tough real estate market. Currently, home sales are falling nationwide due to a housing shortage that’s keeping prices high, making the process especially thorny. That’s why so many people are turning to home renovations to convert an eh, it’ll do house into a dream home. In fact, according to a survey by HomeAdvisor, home renovation spending is expected to continue to rise in 2017, with 80% of homeowners planning projects in the next 12 months.

Kate McKeon was one of those people. After growing up all over, from Sacramento to Europe, McKeon went to the University of Southern California to get her bachelor’s degree. She thought she was ready to become a Midwest girl during law school in Michigan, “then it got to be October,” she joked, and cold. She returned to L.A. in 2009, where she was ready to take another big step: Becoming a foster parent.

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