Stolen Identity
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Top Ways You Can Prevent Ident Identity Theft

Identity theft is a topic that doesn't stand still because new ways to steal your personal information—and access your money and credit—crop up...

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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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Starting a New Job
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A Guide to Employee Benefits for the Recent College Graduate

If you are a young person who has recently graduated from college and are entering the professional workforce, you have your whole life ahead...

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Investment
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Overcoming Fear to Find Bargains

Behavioral finance is a relatively new field of study that blends economics with psychology by studying the decision making process. It is...

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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
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Location, location, location

You have probably heard the old real estate adage – location, location, location – meaning the location of your house has a great impact on...

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Estate Planning
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Dreaming Big - Financial Planning for Unexpected Wealth

Money fantasies are nice. Some of them even come true – unexpected inheritances, yearend bonuses and yes, in even one in several hundred...

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Retirement
Retirement Preperation

Retirement Preparation to Live Comfortably Later

Retirement may seem a long way off for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Why fret about something that’s decades away? Ben Franklin once said...

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College
FAFSA

Applying for Financial Aid - A Quick FAFSA Primer

Financial aid is a broad term that covers financial help through the college your child attends. Financial aid includes merit and needs-based...

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Investment
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Preferred Stock Basics

Warren Buffet was recently in the headlines after agreeing to purchase Bank of America preferred stock. Buffet’s investment comes in the form...

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Retirement
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Working on It - Your 30s Through Your 40s

It's critical to find a way to squeeze out dollars for retirement. Time is still on your side, but you've begun to lose some of your...

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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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Divorce
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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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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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Investment
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The Hunt for a Better Bank Account

The recent rise in banks looking to make up for lost revenue caused by tightening credit regulations and a seemingly never ending low rate...

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Preparing for Disaster
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7 Steps to Take When Creating a Disaster Plan

When you're in the middle of a disaster, it's hard to think about long-term issues. Focus gets narrowed to finding a way to get through each...

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Losing a Loved One
Coming Months

In the Coming Months and Beyond

Collect Financial & Estate DocumentsGather your income tax returns, a list of assets and liabilities, retirement and investment accounts, stock...

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Starting a New Job
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Funding Considerations for those Starting a Small Business

The bankers are saying “We’re lending!” but the small business owners are saying “No, they aren’t.” There clearly is a disconnection. Here are...

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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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Serving in the Military
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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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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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Stolen Identity
Young Consumers

Young Consumers Detect Foul Play

Tax and wage related ID theft on the riseThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its annual nationwide...

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Starting a New Job
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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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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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College
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The College Funding Surprise

Much has been written in this space and many others about the ins and outs and ups and downs of college planning. Information is available...

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Investment
Stayed Course

What if You Had Stayed the Course?

As I was thinking about what topic to write about for my blog that you are reading now, the market pundits pointed out that the Dow Jones...

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Investment
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The Retirement Journey Stay on Course

Volatile global financial markets, political issues, budgetary concerns, unemployment, debt crises, etc. These headlines can heighten your...

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Caring for a Loved One
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Caring For Aging Parents

Does your retirement plan include your parents? It probably should. Chances are good that they are counting on you to handle their affairs if...

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Divorce
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Relocating With Children After Divorce

In an increasingly mobile society, the idea of relocation after divorce has given rise to substantial case law and academic studies about the...

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Divorce
Special Needs Alliance

Financial Planning for Your Special Needs Family in Divorce

With effective financial planning during divorce for your special needs children, you can handle unique concerns and help promote the future...

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