Managing Money in Retirement

No matter how much you have saved, managing money in retirement is critically important. Let's talk about how to make your Social Security and pension money last longer.

1 week ago

Is it Time to Declutter Your Finances? (VIDEO)

You may have heard the acronym K.I.S.S. which stands for Keep It Super Simple (or is it Keep It Simple Stupid?). Simplifying, decluttering, downsizing, uncomplicating (is that a word!?!) are all referring to great advice, in my opinion, to clarify the situation…

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3 weeks ago

5 IRA Strategies and Mistakes You Need to Know

IRAs, or individual retirement accounts, are tax-deferred investment accounts. You can either fund them directly, assuming you otherwise qualify, or use them to rollover 401k/403b funds. For this reason, these accounts…

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3 weeks ago

10 Things to Consider if You Need a Revocable Trust

In October, National Estate Planning Awareness Month, I spoke with an estate planning attorney, Amanda Pyper Ruiz at Same Day Wills, who shared some great tips and things to think about when considering the will vs trust question…

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4 weeks ago

Why It’s Good to Keep Boring Investments

When it comes to your finances and investments, sometimes it makes sense to keep things relatively uninteresting. That’s not to say you can’t pursue some entertainment and growth with a portion of your holdings. Still, it’s wise to consider the potential risks…

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4 weeks ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Life Settlements

With a life settlement you sell your life insurance for cash that can be used and enjoyed while you’re alive. Most people misunderstand and misrepresent life settlements. By relying on incorrect information, you could hinder your ability to pursue…

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1 month ago

Turning Retirement Savings Upside Down

You have spent years learning about how to “save” for retirement. Save first, spend later. Dollar Cost Averaging. Asset allocation and rebalancing. In the United States, you have put money into your IRA, or your employer…

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1 month ago

7 Things Women Need to Know About Money

We all know that men think differently, and this includes all areas of life. Including money. Here’s a real life example: Jack and Sarah went in to see their banker. Jack stated that he wanted the mortgage paid off in five years and asked…

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2 months ago

6 Ways to Utilize Tax-Smart Charitable Giving

Charitable giving often conjures up images of the uber-wealthy creating foundations and complex trusts. While this is certainly true, a lot of people without millions regularly give money to the causes they support. It is also important…

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2 months ago

The Month to Focus on Your Estate Planning

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month across the United States. And National Estate Planning Awareness Week, the third week of the month, was adopted in 2008 to help the public understand what estate planning is, and why it is such a vital…

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2 months ago

How Much Does a Financial Advisor Cost?

You’re probably very capable when it comes to managing your finances. But if you ever want advice on financial planning, investments, or other money-related topics, a financial advisor might be able to help. Whether you just want answers to a few questions…

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