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The LGBTQ+ community has fought hard for fundamental human rights, from workplace treatment and healthcare to marriage and family planning. These milestones in LGBTQ+ rights, coupled with strong financial habits, can help create a future you can be proud of.
Paving the Way to Today
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Berkeley, California is the first city to offer its employees domestic partnership benefits
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Human Rights Campaign creates the corporate equality index to encourage workplace LGBTQ+ equality
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A memorandum is signed to protect LGBTQ+ visitation & healthcare decision-making rights
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The U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry
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Progress continues with The Respect for Marriage Act of 2022
The Respect for Marriage Act was signed into law on December 13, 2022. The bill protects same-sex and interracial marriages, specifying that states must recognize same-sex marriage across state lines and that same-sex couples have the same federal benefits as any married couple.
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Emotional and financial well-being are inextricably linked. Despite strides made in legislation, LGBTQ+ people still are subject to stresses that affect how they feel about their financial future. In a recent Guardian study, 20% of working Americans, including the majority of LGBTQ+ respondents, landed in the most stressed segment.
Of these day-to-day decision-makers, only
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feel on track to meet their financial goals
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use a financial planner
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have a formal, written financial strategy
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As the LGBTQ+ community so well knows, every victory requires effort, and now is the perfect time to take action. Here are a few things to consider that can help you feel confident in your financial future:
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Know your options as well as your rights—educate yourself on basic personal finance, budgeting and saving
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Since stress often leads to less than optimal decision-making, be sure to have a written financial strategy
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Offload some of your financial stress by using professional financial guidance and leveraging the right tools
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Own protection and investment products as part of a well-thought-out plan for your family’s financial future
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Guardian, its subsidiaries, agents and employees do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional regarding your individual situation.
The Guardian Study of Financial and Emotional Confidence, 2021
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America New York, NY 10004-4025.
Pub7960 (06/20) 2022-148390 (Exp. 12/24)
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