Divorce
divorce settlement

Financial Planning Matters for Tackling a Divorce Settlement

Even though divorce is frequently a financially uncertain and emotionally-draining ordeal, you can alleviate qualms over your individual and...

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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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Investment
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Hindsight Bias The Reason Hindsight is 2020

An understanding of hindsight bias and other aspects of behavioral finance can make you a better investor by increasing awareness of the...

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Divorce
Women Divorce

The Financial Challenges of Divorce and Widowhood

As if the profound emotional strain and upheaval from divorce or the death of a spouse weren’t enough, many newly independent women also find...

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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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Savings
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The Saving Strategy

Basic economics states that you may do one of four things with money: save it, spend it, invest it, and give it away. Americans have no trouble...

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Retirement
retirement blunders

8 Major Retirement Blunders

It really doesn't take much to derail a retirement plan. Most of the errors in planning for retirement are those of neglect, omission or panic....

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Saving on Taxes
Schedule D

What is This New Schedule D Form 8949?

You have all your tax documents in front of you and they look much the same as in prior years except for the report from your broker on those...

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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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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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Retirement
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Should I Own Life Insurance in Retirement

When people near retirement they often wonder how much, if any, life insurance they should have during retirement. When you are working and...

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Starting a Family
The Cost of Adoption

The Dollars and Cents of Adoption

Adoption is a gesture that comes straight from the heart, an act of immeasurable kindness and love. But while the emotions and bonds that...

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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
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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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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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Buying a Home
rental house

To Buy or Rent

Owning a home has long been part of the American Dream. But given today’s economic realities and the risks associated with real estate...

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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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Buying a Home
House Money

The Best House for your Money

When you buy a home, it's important to consider its resale potential, even if you have no foreseeable plans to move. Here are some tips:A...

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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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Buying a Home
Renovations in a Down Home Market

Be Smart about Renovations in a Down Home Market

It's unlikely the real estate market will return to the fever pitch of the mid-2000s anytime soon – and maybe that's not such a bad thing. But...

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Divorce
Finances in Divorce

Sometimes It Doesn't Work Out - Finances in Divorce

It was marital bliss then life happened. Now you are getting a divorce! It is a stressful and emotional time and there are important decisions...

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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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Divorce
blended family

Divorce and Estate Planning for Future Blended Families

Keeping in perspective that 65 percent of remarriages will involve kids from a past marriage,1 you should devise and implement an estate plan...

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Insurance
Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform and You

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA, has many facets to it and its implementation will be done over several years....

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Retirement
Never too late

Its Never Too Late (Well, Almost Never)

Saving for retirement, or whatever you choose to call your post-earning years, is something that everyone should plan for. You can’t start too...

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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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saving
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
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5 Factors to Consider: Selecting a Wealth Management Firm

As more consumers turn to comprehensive wealth managers for assistance in putting together a financial plan, it is becoming increasingly...

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Savings
Health Care Shock Creates Debt

Health Care Shock Creates Debt - The Plan to Pay It Down

The Problem/GoalAmericans plan for many things. We plan our vacations, we plan our retirements, we plan our weekends. But very few Americans...

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Savings
First Budget

Creating Your First Budget

Budgeting is one of the first great lessons of personal finance, yet relatively few people are taught the basics of creating one. Or if they’re...

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