Time to Review Finances

Time to Review Finances

August 15, 2019

             Believe it or not, 2019 is already more than halfway through and before you know it, it will be time to start thinking about your 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Before looking that far ahead, however, now is the perfect time to check in on where things stand with your finances –particularly if adhering to …

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Diversify Your Investments To Match Your Stage of Life

Diversify Your Investments To Match Your Stage of Life

July 16, 2019

Investing for the future is a long-time commitment, and the sooner you begin, the better off you will be at retirement. The way you approach investing should continuously change to match whatever stage of life you are in to ensure that your investments remain in line with your financial situation and life needs. Investing Early …

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Home Equity Loans: Benefits & Drawbacks

Home Equity Loans: Benefits & Drawbacks

July 16, 2019

From major home renovations, to having to buy a car, the need to pay for a child’s college education or countless other things, there are many reasons why homeowners find themselves in need of money. But when it comes to financing life’s expenses, running up credit cards or taking out a loan may not be …

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Understanding Wedding Costs is Key

Understanding Wedding Costs is Key

June 17, 2019

Wedding planning can be lots of fun. With no shortage of options and features available, it can be easy to lose sight of the costs. So if a wedding is in your future –whether it is your own wedding, or you are a parent footing the bill, the first thing you should do when it …

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Debit Card Scams

Debit Card Scams

May 21, 2019

In the United States, the use of debit cards is rising faster than all other forms of payments. It’s no surprise then that debit card fraud is also rising. The bad news is, with debit cards, consumers don’t have the same liability protections as they do with credit cards so they must be much more …

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529 Savings Plans Can Now Fund Primary Education

529 Savings Plans Can Now Fund Primary Education

May 21, 2019

The quality of education that your child receives will likely have a significant impact on his or her future success. Since quality usually comes at a financial cost that means the need for significant savings to pay for your child’s education, particularly if private school is involved. One of the most popular ways of saving …

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College Planning Tips

College Planning Tips

April 24, 2019

             If you have children, a college degree may well be part of your vision for their future. When it comes to graduating college, however, a large number of students who begin college do not actually complete their degrees –and it isn’t because they are lazy or lose interest. One of the biggest factors that …

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Time-share Scams

Time-share Scams

April 24, 2019

Born in the late 1970s, the time-share industry has received its fair share of scrutiny for high-pressure sales tactics. Under pressure by state regulators, the industry has largely cleaned up its act in recent years, but buyers still need to beware. The real scam occurs when owners feel the need to get out from under …

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Save for Retirement with a Spousal IRA

Save for Retirement with a Spousal IRA

March 18, 2019

Soaring childcare costs are spurring more and more people –both women and men– to take a break from traditional careers in order to care for school-age children. But that doesn’t mean they should pause their retirement savings as well. Though taking a break from working means an end to regular paychecks and retirement benefits such …

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How to Avoid Work from Home Scams

How to Avoid Work from Home Scams

March 18, 2019

You may be familiar with the ads: easy money (or big paychecks), no experience, one hour a day, work from home. Sound too good to be true? It probably is. In fact, for every legitimate work from home opportunity, there are 70 work from home scams that attempt to rob you of your money. While …

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