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
americans overseas

Financial Planning for Americans Overseas

Globalization has not only moved many American jobs overseas but Americans, too. There can be real benefits to an overseas posting such as...

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Saving on Taxes
tax edge

8 Ways to Gain an Extra Tax Edge

The golden rule for minimizing your tax burden and avoiding unpleasant surprises from the IRS this year — and any year for that matter — can be...

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Retirement
Roth IRA

Why Invest in the Roth IRA

Roth IRA! Roth IRA! Roth IRA! I am sure you have never heard that pep rally cheer at any program you have gone to. But then again, most times...

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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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Divorce
international divorce

Financial Planning Insights for International Divorce

Financial planning for you and your family’s future livelihood is a prodigious challenge in the process of international divorce — an option...

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Savings
Party on a Budget

How to Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party on a Budget

I love to entertain, especially during the holidays while my Christmas tree is up and the house is warm and inviting. However, hosting parties...

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Divorce
Divroce Planning

Getting a Divorce Financially Prepare Yourself

Last Updated: May 11, 2009 When it comes to life events, few can compare with divorce. With a divorce, your life gets turned upside down with...

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Starting a New Job
your resume

Buffering Up Your Resume – Tips from Financial Planners

Last Updated: June 20, 2011 "When one door...

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Investment
Union Blues

The European Union Blues

When an individual or corporation owes more money than can be paid back, they can declare bankruptcy. But what happens when a country like...

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Investment
company stock

Invest in Your Company Stock Like an Executive

Have you ever worked at a job that gave you access to more of something than you could ever want?You might be a pizza lover, but let me assure...

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Investment
Easy Street

Where the Heck is Easy Street?

From Main Street to Wall Street, people are desperately looking for Easy Street. The troubling state of affairs is infusing fear into America’s...

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Buying a Home
mortgage

Shopping for a Mortgage

A mortgage is a long-term loan that a homebuyer obtains from a bank, savings and loan, mortgage broker, online broker or even the property...

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Divorce
divorced baby boomers

Retirement Planning Insights for Divorcing Baby Boomers

As a divorcing Baby Boomer (between 47 and 65 years old), you may face the intricate retirement planning challenge of partitioning your...

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Investment
Free Upgrade

Time For Your Free Upgrade

It is time for a new phone. It is? I have not learned to use many of the features my current phone. This phone still works fine. I will have to...

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Investment
invest in your future

Determine if You’re Ready to Start Investing

Life is good. You love where you live. You’re flourishing at work. Your income is growing, and so, too, is your bank account. Everything, it...

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Estate Planning
sudden illness

Plan for a Sudden Serious Illness or Death in the Family

A sudden death or serious illness in the family can knock spouses and other family members for a loop. If the primarybreadwinner dies, what...

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College
paying for college

How to Pay for College

It is no secret that college costs have been increasing faster than the rate of inflation for several decades. According to College Board’s “...

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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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Retirement
self employed

Retirement Savings Plans for the Self-employed

Choosing to leave a corporate job and become self-employed does not mean you have to leave behind regular contributions to a retirement savings...

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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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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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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

Financial Emergencies — Going to the Hospital

Whether you or a loved one are going for a scheduled hospital stay, don't stop with your doctor's orders — get your financial orders in place,...

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Estate Planning

Estate Plan — Estate Planning Information — Why You Need an Estate Plan

Many people assume that estate planning is only about saving estate taxes. Consequently, they often ignore estate planning because they assume...

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Investment
Fed Rates

How the Fed Sets Interest Rates

The role of the US Federal Reserve, referred to most as “the Fed,” and how it determines interest rates remains a mystery for many people. One...

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Investment
Substitute

No Substitute

If advertising trends are any indication, more and more of us are experiencing increased levels of what I’ll call “yield fatigue”. New...

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Investment
base rate neglect

Base Rate Neglect Help Yourself by Knowing the Odds

Behavioral finance is the study of the emotional and cognitive biases that can lead to irrational financial decisions. While behavioral finance...

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Investment

Financial Planning for Life

People frequently misunderstand the purpose and benefits of financial planning. They think it's only about beating the S&P 500 Index or...

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Investment
Consumer Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Puts Consumers First

In a recess appointment on January 4th, President Obama appointed Richard Cordray as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection...

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