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Mortgage Matters: The Streamlined Modification Initiative

In spite of a decade characterized by nearly every housing catastrophe possible under the sun becoming a reality, the Federal…

Lessons for College Kids: Three lessons to give your children before college.

Here are a few ways to teach them the value of their money, and a few general things kids should…

Financing Your Golden Years

The cost of aging has gone up in recent years, and is likely to continue with the rising cost of…

Long Term Care Insurance: The Basics

Oftentimes, illnesses and accidents associated with growing older require health care expenses in addition to the expense of long-term assisted…

Story by Numbers: Lessons to be gained from the latest unemployment poll.

The fact that unemployment numbers are at their lowest in four years should be cause for celebration. But the numbers…

Oregon PERS Part 2: 2013 Proposed PERS Legislation

  In part 1 of this 3-part series we reviewed the current Oregon Public Service Employees Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and…

The Current Plan, Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan in Review: Part 1

The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) has been one of the most controversial issues for the state of Oregon…

The Solar Cycle and Economic Cycles

According to NASA, the sun’s current cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, is expected to reach its peak in early-…

Investment Behaviors Smart Investors Avoid

If you have an eye toward increasing your net worth, you’re most likely an investor. Sure, you may not be…

Stay Away from My 401(k)

It is no secret that our countries federal deficit is quite steep, but is retirement savings the correct place to…

Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” of Retirement

We have all heard of the “glass ceiling,” and in recent decades, society as a whole has worked toward shattering…