Investment
Teaching Learn

Teaching to Learn

You may have heard the saying “those who can’t do teach” but I find that, when I really want to learn something new, the best way to approach...

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Savings
Couples

10 Ways to Cut Energy Costs

Winter is fast approaching. And that means it's time to examine the many ways you can conserve energy and cut costs. Below is a checklist of...

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Insurance
Flexible Spending

Flexible Spending Account Changes Looming

What is a FSA?Health care Flexible Spending Accounts, FSA’s, are benefit plans established by employers to reimburse employees for healt...

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Investment
Planning Problems

Videos of The 6 Biggest Financial Planning Problems

I feel that a picture’s worth 1000 words and a video clip is worth 1000 pictures. So I’m putting this blog together to show you the 6 things to...

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Investment
Family photo

Financial Planning for Your Family’s Well-being

As a current member of the evolving Sandwich Generation spanning in age from the 30s to the 60s, you may feel the ever-challenging financial...

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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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Estate Planning
Ethical Will

Thinking about an Ethical Will

When thinking about one’s estate and the planning that goes along with it- many times we only think of the tangible assets. We consider the...

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Starting a Family
medicare

Choosing Your Retirement Health Coverage

If you are looking for an indication of just how confusing Medicare's rules can be, type the two-word phrase "Medicare maze" into Google's...

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Investment
better future

6 Tips for a Better Financial Future

Summer is upon us and in full swing. While you (hopefully) have some well-deserved time off, take the necessary steps to get your financial...

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Divorce
Retirement benefits

Assessing Your Retirement Benefits During Divorce

When and how you apportion your retirement plan and employee benefits between you and your divorcing spouse is an essential family financial...

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Savings
Ready set

Ready, Set, Save

In the world of personal finance, saving is putting money away in the present for future consumption. We’ve all read about the dismal savings...

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Starting a Family
contemporary family

A Financial Primer for the Contemporary American Household

In the melting pot that is today’s America, would you believe that “traditional” husband-and-wife family households are now in the minority,...

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Credit Repair
Improve Poor Credit

How to Improve Poor Credit

If you suspect that you have a credit problem, you can check your credit by ordering a credit report from one or all of the three major credit...

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Starting a Family
New Parents

Financial Planning for New Parents

Dramatic changes in one's life often require a reassessment of one's personal finances. And few events have a more profound impact on one's...

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Investment
parenting young adults

Financial Parenting for Young Adults

By FPA Members Elaine King, CFP®, CDFATM and Philip Herzberg, CFP®, AEP®, MSF Last Updated: May 7, 2012Dr. Lee Hausner,...

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Investment
financial adviser

How to Choose a Financial Adviser

The Financial Planning Association website has a very useful section called “Choosing a Planner,” which begins by stating:...

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Investment
prepaid cards

Prepaid Cards Get a Look From the Consumer Protection Bureau

In today’s economic world cash isn’t king – plastic is! Consumers swipe credit or debit cards for just about everything, including their...

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Insurance
long-term care isnurance

Should You Buy Long-term Care Insurance

For many people in retirement, their greatest fear is ending up in a nursing home. Being able to live independently or, barring that, getting...

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College
college children

Financial Skills and Children Leaving for College

Sending your children off to college with the values and readiness to handle financial responsibilities is a prodigious step toward their own...

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Retirement
women retiree

Top 5 Reasons Why Women Face More Risk in Retirement

It’s apparent that Americans, both women and men, have not saved enough money for retirement. Studies have increasingly indicated that many...

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Investment
Paying advisors

What exactly are you paying your advisors

Many investors would agree that minimizing investment cost is one of the basic tenets of sound investing, and critical to achieving long-term...

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Starting a Family
College Answer

What if College Isn't the Answer?

A 529 plan is a savings plan that allows individuals to save for a beneficiary’s college expenses. Invested funds grow tax free and, provided...

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Investment
my motivation

So What's My Motivation Here?

If you‘re reading this blog, you’ve at least taken some initiative to learn more about financial planning. Topics abound from setting goals to...

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Investment
Life Skills

Acing Financial Life Skills in Your 20s and 30s

By FPA Members Elaine King, CFP®, CDFATM and Philip Herzberg, CFP®, AEP®, MSF How can you acquire and...

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Retirement
reitrement or college

Checklist for Parents Retirement Planning

When it comes to growing a retirement nest egg and saving for college, many young parents with children desire to achieve the "best of both...

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Divorce
Divorce Planning

Creating an After-Divorce Action Plan

The number of individuals getting late in life divorces has quietly increased over the last several years. The U.S. now has the highest...

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Investment
Holiday Spending

Ingredients for Holiday Spending Success

It’s that time of year again. There’s excitement in the air, discussions and twitter posts about all that we’re grateful for, and holiday...

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Investment
Rich Quick

Our Desire to Get Rich - Quick

Perhaps it is the time of the year with gift giving and wishes for a happy and prosperous new year, but I sense it is the all-American desire...

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Investment
Better Off 

Are You Better Off Today Than Four Years Ago?

Every day we get bombarded with reminders that we are not better off than we were four years ago. Obviously, if we have been unemployed during...

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Savings
grocery store

Surviving the Grocery Store Maze

For many people, the grocery bill is one of the largest flexible budget items. Everyone needs food and water to survive, but after meeting this...

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