Stolen Identity
Against Identity Theft

Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is an increasingly worrisome topic for many. With more than a million people affected by identity theft each year, the below are...

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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

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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Retirement
retirement paycheck

A Simple Strategy for a Retirement Paycheck

Someone once said, “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Something similar may be true for new retirees. Everybody wants...

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retirement
Retirement Account

RMD Time: Handling Retirement Account Distributions

Anyone who owns a tax-advantaged retirement account such as a 401(k) or individual retirement account (IRA) — that’s 63% of (or 77.5 million)...

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Savings
taxes

Tried and True Tips to Lower Your Tax Tab

Tax season has a way of turning even the most diligent deadline-sticklers into big-time procrastinators. But, with April 18 fast approaching ...

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Investment
Buy commodities

How to Buy Commodities

You have probably heard that commodities are a great way to protect your portfolio from inflation and offer variety from traditional stocks and...

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Getting Married
Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Weddings on a Budget A Plan to Pay for the Big Day

Now that the big question has been popped and the ring’s on her finger, it’s time to put the wedding planning machine in motion. Then the...

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Retirement
retirement anxiety

How to Minimize Anxiety as You Approach Retirement

By FPA member Joseph R. HearnLast Updated: August 10, 2011It’s understandable if you’re feeling a bit anxious. In the last few years we’ve had...

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Investment
Beating the Market

Young Investors Key to Beating the Market

Want to know how to beat the market? “Sure,” you may say, “it’s possible. If I spent my every waking hour researching undervalued companies....

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Preparing for Disaster
travel insurance

Make Sure Your Travel Insurance is a Real Safety Net

Weather delays, terrorism scares and general overcrowding in the skies have lead to plenty of frightening travel news on the airwaves. If you...

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Serving in the Military
military personnel

Financial Tips for Families of Activated Military Personnel

Reservist and National Guard families whose loved ones have been activated for duty in Iraq or other distant lands face not only separation but...

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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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Investment
Sharpe

How Sharpe is Your Portfolio

Whenever I meet with prospective clients, I usually hear the following comment “I want my portfolio to outperform the overall market, but I don...

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Investment
invest today

What to Invest In Today

I meet with individuals on a daily basis that have different perceptions of the world, and how they should react with their portfolio: I’m...

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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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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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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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Divorce
divorce state borders

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
under 40 worker

Avoid Retirement Fail Strategies for the Under 40 Worker

It’s tough being a younger worker in this economy. Whether you are facing an entry level salary in your first job out of college or are a...

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Starting a New Job
launching a small business

Financial Planning for Launching a Small Business

Are you considering making the transition from the role of employee to small business owner in this evolving economy? Start by strategizing and...

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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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Starting a Family
Adopted Baby

Thinking About Adoption-Plan Your Finances First

Adopting a child is one of the biggest decisions you may ever make. It can also be a shockingly expensive decision that will have a huge effect...

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Starting a Family
new baby new year

A New Baby Checklist for the New Year

I was speaking to a friend the other day who just had her first child at the age of 40. We were discussing the many changes in lifestyle she...

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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
learn with caution

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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Preparing for Disaster

If You Had the Time to Plan for a Sudden Serious Illness or Death in the Family What Would You Do

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

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Investment
withdrawal penalty

Exceptions to the Early Withdrawal Penalty

Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan, and sometimes what we’ve set aside for retirement must be used earlier than expected due to a job...

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Investment
Last minute

Perfect Last Minute Gift Ideas

Are you still searching for that “perfect present” for someone on your holiday shopping list? If the thought of wrapping up another gift card...

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Buying a Home

Getting Ready for the New Cost-Basis Regulations

One way to gauge if you are financially ready to buy a home is to ask yourself the following four questions:1. Is My Credit in Good Shape...

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