Retirement
retiring

7 Signs It’s Time to Retire

Deciding when to retire is not always easy. Many people simply base the decision on their birthday, but there are a whole host of other factors...

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Retirement
Preparing for Retirement

Coming Of Age Retirement Age

As our baby boomer population starts contemplating the day they will leave the workplace, they begin to realize that there are a lot of...

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financial infidelity

Conquering Financial Infidelity

Is financial infidelity really “the new normal1?” With 31 percent of couples who share finances indicating that they have been deceptive about...

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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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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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Investment
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Listen Learn But With Caution

We have never in our lifetimes had more financial information at our fingertips than we do today. Financial advice is dished out in 60 second...

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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
divorce house

The House Decision in Divorce

To Stay or Not to Stay — That is the QuestionThe home is typically the largest marital asset. The decision to stay or not to stay in it is not...

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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
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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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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Credit Repair
Credit Card Repirt

Credit Card Guide — Using Credit Cards

To get out of debt, track your spending. For one month, record where and how much money you spend wherever you go. By the end of the month, you...

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Buying a Home
Real estate

Is Real Estate a Good Investment Today

With market volatility and real estate prices where they are today, many are wondering, “Should I invest in real estate?”Real estate can add...

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Investment

Headlines vs Markets

The media’s job is ultimately to make money by selling advertising. How much advertisers are willing to pay depends on how widely their message...

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Retirement Savings

Traditional or Roth IRA? Choosing a Retirement Plan

Recognizing that saving for retirement is a must for anyone who wants to control their own financial destiny and avoid running out of money...

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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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Losing a Home
refinancing

Thinking of Refinancing

While no one can count on rate forecasts, the prospect of lower mortgage rates should have borrowers  thinking about taking advantage of cuts...

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Serving in the Military
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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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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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Investment
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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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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
summer vacation

For a Summer Vacation to Savor Start Saving Now

The calendar says it’s only March, yet there you are, sitting in your office, daydreaming about summer vacation possibilities. Will it be the...

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Divorce
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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
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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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College
college children

Money Matters for College Bound Children

How can you prepare and guide your children with their money management responsibilities before they leave for college and pursue their...

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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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Financial Millennials

Ten Wise Financial Planning Moves for Millennials

As busy as they are building careers, starting families and carving out a niche in the world, the importance of financial planning early in...

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Investment
Nonstock Investments

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

If the financial crisis of several years ago taught us anything, it is that the traditional stocks-bonds-and-cash investing model may no longer...

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Retirement
Early Retirement Public Employees

9 Risk Factors To An Earlier Retirement for Public Employees

Did you know that many public employees are starting to retire much earlier than society’s traditional age of 65? In recent years, this is...

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Retirement
Reality Retirement

The New Reality of Retirement

“Retirement” is different now than it was for previous generations. Retirees used to be able to count on a solid pension, full healthcare...

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