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Introducing: Be In the Know

The world of personal finance can be a daunting one, and the misinformation that circulates the web can make it even more stressful to confidently make decisions about money. A little unbiased knowledge, however, can go a long way in building your financial confidence — and that’s why we created our #BeInTheKnow series. Whether it’s a bit of history on banking or a few helpful tips about filing taxes, these quick clips are packed full of information and examples that could change the game on how you approach those financial challenges.

At In Good Company we believe planning for the future can be both exciting and uncomplicated. It’s all about understanding what makes you tick and using it to motivate your daily routines and explorations. That knowledge of yourself, combined with a solid understanding of financial basics, provides a foundation for success. With this in mind, we have gathered valuable facts and insights from our experienced financial professionals to keep you informed, on track and prepared during tax season, home buying season and beyond. We’ll give you the correct information to keep you “in the know”, but also give you leeway to make your own financial decisions that align with your personal values.

Over the next few months, you’ll learn:

  • How much you’re really getting taxed and the meaning of an “effective tax-rate”
  • The difference between W2 and 1099 tax forms
  • How the FDIC started and why it’s needed (and even what it stands for)
  • More affordable options for home buying than putting 20% down
  • The history of estate tax and how it can affect you

Our goal is to help ease financial stress by breaking down complex topics and myths using easy-to-understand animations — leading you to a healthier and happier financial future. Follow along as we uncover these common financial misconceptions and discover just how valuable it is to #BeInTheKnow.

Stay on the lookout for more videos on our Instagram page @ingoodcompanymm. If you’re not already following us, now is the perfect time to start.