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December 19th, 2019 |

Get ready to shop: prices for ‘the 12 days of christmas’ holding steady

Ready to do some Christmas shopping? In the wake of Black Friday and the run-up to Cyber Monday, shoppers are hitting the stores – and the keyboards….

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December 5th, 2019 |

Tips for managing your holiday spending

Like almost everything else these days, the holidays have become a barrage of options and choices, with nearly limitless opportunities to overspend. Here are some tips to help you…

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November 20th, 2019 |

Cooking up some new thanksgiving traditions

Whether you’re cooking up savory dishes in the kitchen, sitting around the TV watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or catching up with visiting family, Thanksgiving is about spending time…

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November 6th, 2019 |

Turning your hobby into a side business

26% of Americans polled have already done it, here’s their advice.

Millions of Americans have started a business on the side that allows them…

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October 24th, 2019 |

Why is cyber security important?

Part of living in the digital era is understanding that our private information is more vulnerable than ever before. News stories about ID theft and data breaches…

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October 1st, 2019 |

9 ways to honor and respect our elders

Respecting our elders should be a courtesy ingrained in every one of us. Common grace and manners are to treat elders with dignity and respect. Sadly, these…

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September 17th, 2019 |

Make lasting memories by savoring life’s simple joys

While extravagant vacations are great, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make meaningful memories with your loved ones.

A slow morning on the first…

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September 5th, 2019 |

Long term care, why should that subject and mapping out a proper plan be so important to me?

Few of us have gone without a sleepless night or two wondering or worrying about what will happen should we face a long term care event. Often this is…

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September 4th, 2019 |

Advice to my college freshman

Don’t take other people’s Adderall. Granola bars have a lot of sugar. The stamp goes in the upper right-hand corner of the envelope.

Any parent…

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August 22nd, 2019 |

Divorce is destroying the finances of americans over 50

In one sense, Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are nothing special.

By finalizing their divorce this month, they join…

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August 8th, 2019 |

The Fed just cut interest rates. Here’s what that means for you.

Americans juggle a lot of interest rates in their daily lives. They pay interest on car loans, credit-card balances and mortgages. They earn interest, at least a little, on…

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July 25th, 2019 |

As millennials reject heirlooms, boomers ask, ‘what do we do with all this stuff?’

Every time I enter the blue-tiled bathroom off the back door of my home, I think about my mom, my millennial offspring and the overflowing shelves at the local…

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July 10th, 2019 |

Why not do it now? New research on procrastination

Do you have a tendency to push off important tasks? Do you do things at the last minute, or maybe not do them at all? If so, you’re not…

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June 27th, 2019 |

Is it time to declare your financial independence?

No matter how much money you have or which life stage you’re in, becoming financially independent starts with a dream. Your dream might be to finally pay off the…

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May 30th, 2019 |

Travel

Ten money-saving travel tips

Exploring the world sounds fun and exciting, but it can be expensive to travel. However, there are ways to experience the trip of your dreams on…

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April 18th, 2019 |

Tax Scams

Tax scams to watch out for

While tax scams are especially prevalent during tax season, they can take place any time during the year. As a result, it’s in your best interest…

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March 15th, 2019 |

Top 7 reasons to save your money

You may have asked yourself why the financial media and financial planners always apply pressure to save money. If you have enough to pay for everything you need, why…

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February 27th, 2019 |

Why “Bring Your Child to Work Day” Is So Important

When you bring a child to work, you introduce them to a whole new world – and a new side of you.

It’s likely that when you were young, you…

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February 13th, 2019 |

Double the inheritance, double the planning

Women may be in for double the planning when it comes to managing windfalls.

Inheritances are a blessing that can relieve old debts while opening doors you didn’t know existed….

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February 1st, 2019 |

Planning for pets

Pets are an important part of our families, yet they are often overlooked when drafting estate planning documents. Many of us have friends or family who will…

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January 17th, 2019 |

Face to face philanthropy

When it comes to giving, volunteering gets to the heart of the matter.

For some, the word philanthropy conjures thoughts of monetary donations through…

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January 9th, 2019 |

Man looking at maze

2018: A year of mixed (market) signals

While the global equity markets enjoyed one of their best years in 2017, 2018 offered a different story, bookended by early- and late-year volatility. The last week…

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