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Getting a Head Start on College Savings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income family with a child born in 2015 can expect to spend about…

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

For many people, retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here’s a quick review of the six main…

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

One survey found that 77% of military personnel have some financial worries, mostly regarding their lack of savings to cover…

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually. It is a “cryptocurrency” which uses cryptography to manage the…

What If You Get Audited?

“Audit” is a word that can strike fear into the hearts of taxpayers. However, the chances of an Internal Revenue…

Important Birthdays Over 50

Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around the age of 12. Kids add “and-a-half” to make sure everyone knows they’re…

Countering Counterfeit Currency

It is estimated by the U.S. Secret Service, the federal agency responsible for protecting the U.S. currency, that prior to…

The Anatomy of and Index

Did you know that more than $7 trillion is assets are benchmarked to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index,…

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

Roughly 3.3 million baby boomers are planning to retire abroad. Their motivations may be many, but popular reasons include greater affordability,…

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

The Economics of Borrowing from Your 401(k)

When times are tough, that pool of dollars sitting in your 401(k) plan account may start to look attractive. But…

Dealing with a Divorce

Divorce can be a lengthy process that may strain your finances and leave you feeling out of control. But with…