Investment
Invest In Yourself

Invest in Yourself to Make Your Prospects Brighter

When we think of investments, we often forget that the best place to make an investment of money or time is in ourselves. So if you’re in a job...

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Serving in the Military
military personnel

Financial Tips for Families of Activated Military Personnel

Reservist and National Guard families whose loved ones have been activated for duty in Iraq or other distant lands face not only separation but...

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Saving on Taxes
Year End Part two

Year End Tax Planning - Part Two - Business

Year-end tax considerations for businesses are not quite as up in the air as is the individual tax situation so let’s take a look at a few of...

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Losing a Loved One
Coming Months

In the Coming Months and Beyond

Collect Financial & Estate DocumentsGather your income tax returns, a list of assets and liabilities, retirement and investment accounts, stock...

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Investment
AndProsper

Investments

A Must Read New BookReviewed by Karin Maloney Stifler, CFP®************************************************************************************...

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Caring for a Loved One
Disability Insurance

8 Things to Consider about Disability Insurance

Disability income insurance replaces one's income when one is unable to work due to sickness or injury. An individual disability policy is a...

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Retirement
Inheriting Retirement

Beneficiaries and Inheriting a Retirement Account

As your financial planner did an annual review of your financial plans, he or she probably went over your beneficiary designations to review...

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Insurance
insurance plans

Life Changes That Affect Your Insurance Plans (Part 2)

This checklist is the second in a two-part series regarding times when it is appropriate to review insurance coverages. Last month’s list...

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Saving
Travelling Tips

Tips to Take Your International Travel Dollar Further

Trailblazing travel writer Eugene Fodor once said, “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” As true as that statement may be, taking a trip...

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Saving on Taxes
Taxes Owed on Income Received

Keeping What You Make-Managing Taxes Owed on Income Received

Tax Rates OverviewUnder our current tax code, The Tax Act of 1986, as amended to date, the...

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Investment
costly free things

Why Free Things Can Wind Up Costing You

When was the last time you were drawn to a product or store by an advertisement offering something for free? Of course you have probably heard...

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Investment
location

Location, location, location

You have probably heard the old real estate adage – location, location, location – meaning the location of your house has a great impact on...

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Credit Repair
credit check-up

A Credit Check-up

Many Americans want to obtain and maintain good credit, but may struggle with past mistakes that may have affected their credit score. Still...

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Investment
Beneficiary Election

The Power of Your Beneficiary Election

You can’t take your money with you, but you sure can determine who will get it and, in some cases, how they will receive it.One item you may...

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Investment
Financial Planning

What is Financial Planning?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about financial planning.Now, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of, "As a financial advisor,...

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Investment
Questions Answered

Get Your Questions Answered

Saturday we had Financial Planning Day in the Twin Cities. Nationally, there will be Financial Planning Days in 31 cities during the month of...

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Losing a Job
new jobs

Putting a Plan Into Place

Early key moves and decisions can make a difference between surviving financially until you're successfully employed again – perhaps even...

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Serving in the Military
veterans

Veteran's Day

This Monday November 12th we will recognize Veteran’s Day. As a nation, even when we cannot agree on whether or not we should participate in a...

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Investment
steve jobs

What If I’m Wrong

If you’ve ever watched Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, you will likely remember the poignant description of his morning ritual in...

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Investment
Treat for Investors

October: A Trick or Treat for Investors

“October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May,...

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Investment
startitis

"Start-itis"

Maybe it’s not a word, or even a real disorder but I’m telling you it is TRUE…I have “start-itis.” You may know (or even have) the symptoms:...

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Divorce
divorce state borders

Divorce Across Borders

Given the mobility enjoyed by individuals today, divorce across borders is becoming increasingly prevalent. It is also one of the most...

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Investment
Standards

Fiduciary vs. Suitability – Which standard is best

The debate as to which standard should prevail for financial advisors has raged for years now, although it's very far under the radar as far as...

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Investment
Retrain your braind

Retrain Your Brain for Financial Success

The training starts when we are very young. There is no class, no teacher, and no textbook. There is no exam, but we all get an “A.” We...

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Buying a Home
Home Insurance Coverage

Is Your Home Insurance Coverage Adequate

As the overall cost of replacing a home has risen due to the impact of multibillion-dollar natural disasters, it's hard to open an annual...

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Retirement
Retirement plans

Company Sponsored Retirement Plans Mistakes to Avoid and Solutions for Success

A company sponsored retirement plan is one of the best benefits your employer can offer you; but in order to realize the greatest success with...

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College
student finances

Teach Your Children About Finances

Students can help minimize the cost of college by managing their finances wisely. Prepare a realistic budget with your child before he or she...

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Investment
Finding support

Finding Support to Keep Your Resolutions

Last night during strength training class, our leader, Lori, wanted us to know that she would whip us into shape. “No breaks,” she said. “I can...

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Retirement
retirement phases

The Phases of Retirement

For many, the phrase “retirement planning” has become limited to the planning done in the years leading up to retirement. When you consider...

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Retirement
retirement anxiety

How to Minimize Anxiety as You Approach Retirement

By FPA member Joseph R. HearnLast Updated: August 10, 2011It’s understandable if you’re feeling a bit anxious. In the last few years we’ve had...

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