Investment
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This Valentine's Day Get Rid of Loser Money Habits

Last year’s Valentine’s Day blog was about how to not break the ba...

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Retirement
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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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Investment
Ignore Relatives

This Holiday Season, Ignore the Relatives

'Tis the season to gather and celebrate with friends and family. Each year, old traditions are remembered and new traditions are made. We...

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Saving on Taxes
Fiscal Cliff

Paragliding Off the Fiscal Cliff

Well the fiscal cliff, much like the Mayan calendar, and much like Y2K, was just another non-event. A lot of buzz with even a lot more fizzle....

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Investment
Graduate Person

Learn 12 Good Money Habits to Start on the Right Path

If you've recently graduated from college, you most likely will earn more money than ever before. By the same token, you'll enter the workforce...

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Investment
Pyramid Scheme

How to Avoid a Ponzi Scheme Lessons from the Madoff Fraud

In the wake of Bernie Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme, many investors have grown more concerned about the safety and security of their...

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Investment
Free Lunch Seminars

Questions To Ask at Free Lunch Seminars

Long before Bernard Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud, many Americans would often be invited to free-lunch seminars to...

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Investment
mission

Calling All Troops! What is Your Mission?

What I’m talking about is your financial mission for yourself and your family. No one starts a vacation without a destination. No one starts a...

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Investment
Charitably Inclined

Charitably Inclined?

As we approach the Holiday Season, our thoughts of giving usually rise. Whether it be for family and friends or for those in need, or causes...

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Estate Planning
Part IV

Estate Planning for the Middle Class-Part IV

Part IV: Property Ownership, Titling and BeneficiariesMost people have the misunderstanding that it's their will that dictates how property is...

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Losing a Loved One
Financial Matters Following a Loved Ones Death

Financial Matters Following a Loved Ones Death

Making sensible financial planning decisions after the loss of a family member or personal friend can be quite a challenge.If designated to...

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Serving in the Military
military return

Returning Military Financial Re-entry to Everyday Life

It's never too early for military personnel and their families to start talking about the right financial steps to make when returning home.One...

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Credit Repair
Personal Debt Ceiling Crisis

Your Personal Debt Ceiling Crisis

It's impossible to escape. The debt ceiling deadline and impending possible default are dominating the headlines. Whether on the television,...

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Investment
Invest Outside

Invest Outside the Box

Most people consider the Morningstar Style Box, the ubiquitous 9 square grid seen all over financial publications, as the entire spectrum of...

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Retirement
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Retirement Fire Drill

If you spend a good portion of your day in a building like an office or a school, chances are good that you’ve participated in a fire drill....

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Credit Repair
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Your Credit Score: Knowing Whats Behind the Number

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in life. It ranks right up there with your Social Security number – except this one can...

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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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Retirement
six year old

How A Six Year Old Saves For Retirement

In our society of conspicuous consumption and spending-beyond-means, many parents face an uphill battle to encourage children to save for the...

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Investment
One Good Decision

It Starts With One Good Decision

We are bombarded daily with tens of thousands of decisions. In the first half hour of the day, hundreds of decisions hit us. What clothes to...

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Divorce
Marital Home

Should You Keep the Marital Home - Divorce Settlement

A home is typically the toughest asset to divide when it comes to divorce. There are memories, dreams, and a sense of familiarity tied to it,...

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Losing a Home
refinancing mortgage

Refinancing your Mortgage in Retirement

With mortgage rates at historic lows, many home owners are refinancing mortgages. But for many, this seems to be an impossible task. There are...

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College
most financial aid

College Math: 12 Tactics to Get the Most Financial Aid

The good news for college-bound students and their families is that increases in education costs are slowing, according to the College Board....

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Savings
Compound Returns

The Reality of Compound Returns

Albert Einstein was reportedly quoted as stating that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. However, compound interest...

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Investment
stock and rental property

How Owning Rental Properties and Stocks Can Be Similar

In today’s turbulent market, why not rent out your portfolio — yes, rent out your portfolio! Okay, maybe that’s not entirely possible.However,...

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Investment
college grads

Personal Finance 101 for Recent College Grads

Now that you have earned a college diploma, it’s time for a crash course in personal finances. This course isn’t theoretical like a lot of...

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Saving on taxes
Financing business

Launching a Business: A Financial Guide

The great entrepreneurial idea is there, along with the drive to turn that idea into a viable business. Finances are the X factor. The ultimate...

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Retirement
inflation

Preserving the Purchasing Power of Your Money For Retirement

Here’s a disconcerting thought: each year during retirement, everything you buy will cost more than it did the year before. Such is the nature...

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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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Savings
holiday spending

9 Ways to Keep Holiday Spending Under Control

As the year comes to a close, spending in most households heads up – on holiday gifts, entertainment and, depending on where you live, on...

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Divorce
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Divorce and Your Special Needs Child

There are few challenges more difficult than going through divorce and having a special needs child.  As a divorced, single parent of a...

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